National Kidney Foundation Spring Clinical Meetings
The Spring Clinical Meetings (www.nkfclinicalmeetings.org) are designed to bring you fresh approaches to dealing with difficult clinical issues. The program includes interactive sessions for Nephrologists, Fellows and Residents, Nephrology Nurses and Technicians, Renal and Clinical Dietitians, Nephrology Social Workers, Advanced Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants. All programs are accredited for CME and/or CE credit hours.
NKF Launches a New Education Program—“Your Treatment, Your Choice”
“Your Treatment, Your Choice” is a patient education program designed to satisfy Medicare’s requirements for reimbursement of the MIPPA Kidney Education Benefit. This comprehensive program for teaching patients with CKD stage 4 about kidney disease and treatment options is available free to Physicians, Advanced Practice Nurses, Physician Assistants and Clinical Nurse Specialists. Learn more and register for your free copy here.
NKF/ANNA CIPA and Conditions for Coverage Resources
NKF, its professional councils and the American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA) have developed a comprehensive interdisciplinary patient assessment (CIPA) to assist facilities in complying with new requirements in the recently passed Medicare Bill. The CMS resources found on this page reflect the information available to the kidney community as of their version dates.
The National Kidney Foundation continues to provide leadership and support for patients following the disasters of August 2005 as a partner in a national coalition - the Kidney Community Emergency Response Coalition - as well as serving as the chairman for the coalition's Communication Response Group and providing members for the Federal Response Group and Patient Assistance Response Group.
The Kidney Community Emergency Response Coalition is compiling a list of individuals who are interested in assisting in the event of a future emergency or disaster. This list will serve as a means to quickly identify volunteers. Registering as a volunteer does not necessarily mean that you will be called for every disaster that occurs. People will be called as needed. Please note that volunteers will be responsible for their own transportation to the disaster area.
To take the first step to be a volunteer of this emergency preparedness network please click here
Kidney Learning System (KLS)TM
The National Kidney Foundation is a principal authority in chronic kidney disease (CKD). Since its launch in 2003, NKF’s Kidney Learning System (KLS) provides comprehensive education about chronic kidney disease (CKD) to professionals in multiple disciplines and specialties and to patients across the continuum of care.
The New Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage Benefit (Medicare Part D)
Visit www.KidneyDrugCoverage.org for timely, consistent, reliable, and up-to-date information about Medicare and Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage (Part D), specifically for kidney patients and the healthcare professionals involved in their care.
Professional Living Donor Advocates
Living Donor Advocate listserv - This is a free email listserv (email discussion group) for hospital professionals whose job description includes being a "Living Donor Advocate" to potential and actual living donors. The purpose of the listserv is to allow Living Donor Advocates an effective tool to share best practices and resources with colleagues and peers.