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Supporting Gainful Employment of ESRD Patients

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Overview

PHFPQ LAN meetings support CMS and ESRD Network Pilot QIA efforts to:

  • Improve dialysis care coordination with a focus on reducing hospital utilization.
  • Positively impact the quality of life of the ESRD patient with a focus on mental health.
  • Support gainful employment of ESRD patients.
  • Positively impact the quality of life of the ESRD patient with a focus on pain management.

PHFPQ LAN meetings help to identify interventions to improve specific pilot QIA rates.

2019 Supporting Gainful Employment of ESRD Patients LAN Webinars

  • Helping Patients Work Using SSA Work Incentives 
    April 16, 2019 
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  • Approaches to Reducing Hospitalizations in ESRD Patients
    February 28, 2019

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  • Depression in Chronic Kidney Disease and End-Stage Renal Disease: Similarities and Differences in Diagnosis, Epidemiology, and Management 
    February 21, 2019
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2019 Best Practices

The following best practices were identified from the PHFPQ LAN events:

Educate facility staff and eligible patients between the ages of 18–55 about working while on dialysis with the following materials:

  • The Ticket to Work educational flyer titled, Debunking the Three Biggest Myths about Disability Benefits and Work.
  • The Ticket to Work success story titled, Peter’s Success Story.
  • The work incentive article titled, Working on Home Dialysis: What Dialysis Staff Should Know.