Navigating the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Payment System

Target Audience

This program is ideal for nephrology professionals seeking to increase understanding of the ESRD payment system, so that they may assist patients with obtaining coverage.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the advent of the ESRD Medicare program.
  2. Discuss two goals associated with the original ESRD program.
  3. Explain the various payment options for renal replacement therapies.
  4. Discuss the role of the conditions for coverage and how they impact the type of care delivered
  5. Describe the bundling method of Medicare reimbursement, and its potential impact on care.
  6. Recall the role and services provided by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) the ESRD Networks, and the State Departments of Health.

Additional Information

Course Length: 
Approximately 1.5 hours + additional time to complete quiz
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 Attendance
  • 2.40 National Association of Nephrology Technicians/Technologists (NANT)
  • 2.00 National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Course opens: 
07/10/2012
Course expires: 
07/31/2019
Cost:
$0.00

Mark Meier, MSW, LICSW

Social Workers

This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886443948-8738) for 2.00 continuing education contact hours.

If you are licensed in the following states, please confirm with your licensing body directly, that this course is acceptable for continuing education contact hours:

Idaho

Michigan

New Jersey

New York

Oregon

West Virginia

*Please direct any inquiries to education@kidneyfund.org

Dialysis Technicians

Through the California Board of Registered Nursing, the National Association of Nephrology Technicians/Technologists has approved this program for 2.40 continuing education contact hours. The licensee must retain this certificate for a period of four years after the course ends. (CBN Provider No. 16924)

Available Credit

  • 2.00 Attendance
  • 2.40 National Association of Nephrology Technicians/Technologists (NANT)
  • 2.00 National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
07/10/2012
Course expires: 
07/31/2019

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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Required Hardware/software

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