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News and Events

The Network 8 toll-free hotline is here to support you 24 hours a day 7 days a week during COVID-19. Please call 877-936-9260 for assistance. If this is a medical emergency, please hang up and call 911.

You can also find information and resources on the new links below.

See a list of all news since October 1, 2009


Coronavirus Resources for Patients and Facility Staff

September 28,2020

Below are links for information on COVID-19. If you need COVID19 assistance, the ESRD Network is the point of contact. Questions that cannot be addressed at the Network level will be immediately forwarded to the appropriate next level contact. CDC Corona

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Mississippi Department of Health Guidance for Discontinuation of Isolation and Transmission-Based Precautions in Patients with COVID-19

May 7,2020

Click here for a Health Alert message that provides Mississippi Department of Health guidance for the discontinuation of isolation and transmission-based precautions around COVID-19 patients.  MSDH recommends a time and symptom-based strategy rather t

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COVID-19 Email Phishing Against US Healthcare Providers

April 22,2020

Following a global increase in malicious cyber activity exploiting fear derived from the COVID-19 pandemic, the FBI was notified of targeted email phishing attempts against US-based medical providers. The alert is classified as Traffic Light Protocol (TLP

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End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Facilities: CMS Flexibilities to Fight COVID-19

March 31,2020

Click here to view the ESRD-specific fact sheet.

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Trump Administration Makes Sweeping Regulatory Changes to Help U.S. Healthcare System Address COVID-19 Patient Surge

March 30,2020

Today, at President Trump’s direction, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today is issuing an unprecedented array of temporary regulatory waivers and new rules to equip the American healthcare system with maximum flexibility to respo

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Coronavirus Resources for Transplant Patients and Providers

March 25,2020

AST Transplantation Webinar A number of transplant organizations from around the world partnered to develop this educational webinar for the organ donation and transplantation communities, the goal of which was to share experiences to date and respond to

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Relief for Clinicians, Providers, Hospitals and Facilities Participating in Quality Reporting Programs in Response to COVID-19

March 24,2020

On March 22, CMS announced it is granting exceptions from reporting requirements and extensions for clinicians and providers participating in Medicare quality reporting programs with respect to upcoming measure reporting and data submission for those prog

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New CMS Telehealth Toolkit released

March 23,2020

CMS has broadened access to Medicare telehealth services so that beneficiaries can receive a wider range of services from their doctors without having to travel to a healthcare facility. CMS is expanding this benefit on a temporary and emergency basis und

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Medtronic Recalls MiniMed Insulin Pumps for Incorrect Insulin Dosing

February 18,2020

The FDA has identified this as a Class I recall, the most serious type of recall.  Use of these devices may cause serious injuries or death. Recalled Product MiniMed 600 Series Insulin Pumps Model 630G (MMT-1715) - all lots before October 2019 Model 67

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National Care Transitions Key Messages

August 22,2019

Patients with renal disease are medically complex. Between dialysis treatments, transplant work-ups, access appointments, frequent lab draws, extended care facilities, and managing comorbid conditions—there are many opportunities to miss out on the vita

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Upcoming Webinar with nephrologists, dialysis facility medical directors and renal care providers

April 3,2019

Please join CMS and the National Kidney Foundation on May 22,2019 at 3:00EST for a presentation on Population Health Strategies for Kidney Disease Risk Reduction.  INTENDED AUDIENCE Nephrologists, dialysis facility medical directors and renal care provid

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