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This educational newsletter is distributed to patients, through dialysis staff, and includes multiple topics that are chosen based on feedback received from the Patient Needs Assessment and Patient Newsletter Evaluation.


April 2020 Patient Newsletter

The April 2020 Patient Newsletter highlights tips for caring for your vascular access, the In-Center Hemodialysis Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (ICH-CAHPS®) survey, when an involuntary discharge is warranted, a patient's perspective on doing self-care in his in-center hemodialysis facility, and more.

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April 2020 Patient Newsletter Spanish

The April 2020 Patient Newsletter highlights tips for caring for your vascular access, the In-Center Hemodialysis Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (ICH-CAHPS®) survey, when an involuntary discharge is warranted, a patient's perspective on doing self-care in his in-center hemodialysis facility, and more

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February 2020 Patient Newsletter

The February edition of the Patient Newsletter highlights the facility Quality Incentive Program (QIP) performance score, the role of the End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Network, and information on a free first visit offer from Medicare when you sign up for Medicare Part B. 

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February 2020 Patient Newsletter Spanish

The February edition of the Patient Newsletter highlights the facility Quality Incentive Program (QIP) performance score, the role of the End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Network, and information on a free first visit offer from Medicare when you sign up for Medicare Part B. 

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December 2019 Patient Newsletter

This December edition of the Patient Newsletter highlights how patients can get involved with the Network, home dialysis treatment options, how patients can contact the Network with concerns or grievances about their treatment, and a patient’s memorial.

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December 2019 Patient Newsletter Spanish

This December edition of the Patient Newsletter highlights how patients can get involved with the Network, home dialysis treatment options, how patients can contact the Network with concerns or grievances about their treatment, and a patient’s memorial.

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October 2019 Patient Newsletter

This October edition of the Patient Newsletter highlights the importance of the In-Center Hemodialyis Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (ICH-CAHPS), understanding Medicare Part D Open Enrollment, resources and support for managing diabetes, and pain management for dialysis patients. 

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October 2019 Patient Newsletter Spanish

This October edition of the Patient Newsletter highlights the importance of the In-Center Hemodialyis Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (ICH-CAHPS), understanding Medicare Part D Open Enrollment, resources and support for managing diabetes, and pain management for dialysis patients. 

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August 2019 Patient Newsletter

This August edition of the Patient Newsletter highlights important vaccinations for people with kidney disease, updates to transplant wait time criteria, emergency preparedness, and more!

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August Patient Newsletter Spanish

This August Spanish edition of the Patient Newsletter highlights important vaccinations for people with kidney disease, updates to transplant wait time criteria, emergency preparedness, and more!

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SPECIAL EDITION: Hurricane Preparedness Newsletter

This Special Edition Hurricane issue highlights how to prepare and practice an emergency plan,  the importance of making alternative arrangements for dialysis treatments before an emergency, real-life patient experiences from the 2017 hurricane season, preparing a 3-day meal plan, and more.

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June 2019 Patient Newsletter

This June edition of the Patient Newsletter highlights nocturnal hemodialysis as a treatment option, the Dialysis Facility Compare website, vocational rehabilitation and more.

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June 2019 Patient Newsletter Spanish

Esta edición de junio del Boletín informativo para pacientes destaca la hemodiálisis nocturna como una opción de tratamiento, el sitio web de comparación de centros de diálisis, rehabilitación vocacional y más.

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April 2019 Patient Newsletter

In this April 2019 Patient Newsletter we highlight Hepatitis Awareness Month, tIn-Center Hemodialysis Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (ICH-CAHPS) survey, how to preserve and protect your vascular access site, and more.

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April 2019 Patient Newsletter Spanish

En este boletín para pacientes de abril de 2019, destacamos el Mes de Concientización sobre la Hepatitis, la encuesta de Evaluación de Consumidores de Proveedores y Sistemas de Atención Médica (ICH-CAHPS) de Hemodiálisis en el Centro, cómo preservar y proteger su sitio de acceso vascular, y más.

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February 2019 Patient Newsletter

This February 2019 edition of the Patient Newsletter highlights information about the Network, your "Welcome to Medicare" preventive visit, the ESRD Quality Incentive Program (QIP), and more.

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February 2019 Patient Newsletter Spanish

Esta edición del Boletín Para Pacientes de febrero de 2019, destaca información sobre la red, su visita preventiva “Bienvenido a Medicare”, el Programa de Incentivos a la Calidad (QIP, por sus siglas en inglés) de ESRD, y más.

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Previous Years' Newsletters

Patient newsletters prior to 2019.

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