AHS Podcast Episode 19: How ESRD Network 8 Promotes Positive Change for Kidney Patients
End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Network 8, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-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.
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