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Transplant Coordination

Quality Improvement Activity (QIA) Overview

During calendar year 2019, all 18 ESRD Networks continue to focus on improving transplant coordination in 30% of facilities located in the respective Network service areas. The Transplant Coordination QIA is intended to promote early referral to transplant, assist patients and providers in addressing barriers identified throughout the referral process, and ultimately increase the number of ESRD patients on a kidney transplant waitlist. CMS’ goal over the next five years is to move from the 2016 national average of 18.5% to 30% by 2023.

The 2019 goal of the QIA is to increase the number of patients waitlisted by 2 percentage points over the natural trend for each participant facility. The natural trend was calculated by CMS via a 60 month lookback at number of patients added to the waitlist (numerator) over the number of prevalent patients (denominator).

Network Project Lead:

Sheila McMaster, QI Director
smcmaster@nw8.esrd.net
601-813-0747

National Coordinating Center (NCC) Transplant QIA Learning & Action Network (LAN) Recordings

2019 Transplant QI Activity Learning and Action Network (LAN) Schedule

Date (3rd Tuesday, odd months)

Time

To view LAN slides, click presentation below

To view LAN recording, click link below

January 22, 2019

3:00-4:00 Eastern / 2:00-3:00 Central

Applying Best Practices and Theory to Improving Transplant Discussions

Event recording and CE information

March 19, 2019

3:00-4:00 Eastern / 2:00-3:00 Central

Best Practices on Promoting Kidney Transplant in the Dialysis Setting

Event recording and CE information

May 21, 2019

3:00-4:00 Eastern / 2:00-3:00 Central

Transplant: The Wait and Hope

Event recording and CE information

July 16, 2019

3:00-4:00 Eastern / 2:00-3:00 Central

City Dialysis Transplant Journey

Event recording and CE information

September 17, 2019

3:00-4:00 Eastern / 2:00-3:00 Central

 

 

November 19, 2019

3:00-4:00 Eastern / 2:00-3:00 Central