Making Health Care Better Podcast

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Quality health care should be provided to all. Every other Thursday, join Alliant Health Solutions as they interview guests committed to making health care better. If you are a health care consumer, clinician or physician, healthcare insurer, system, provider or consultant, this is the podcast for you.

Episode 19 – How ESRD Network 8 Promotes Positive Change for Kidney Patients

profit organization incorporated in Jackson, Mississippi, and providing services on behalf of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to kidney patients and their providers since 1988. The Network merged with the Alliant family of companies in 2012, and maintains a partnership with ESRD Network 14, known as the Alliant Quality Kidney Collaborative, to pursue operational efficiencies and identify and deploy best practices.
Under the guidance of a multidisciplinary medical review board and informed by patient committees, staff members promote patient and family engagement through education and focused, patient-led activities; provide clinical quality improvement assistance; respond to individual patient concerns; conduct emergency response functions in disasters; and support high quality information exchange between providers and CMS.
Tune in as the Network 8 Patient Services Director, Katy Chappelear, LCSW shares more about how Network 8 supports facilities in providing patients with quality care and increasing awareness about end stage renal disease.