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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.


December 2020 Patient Newsletter

This December edition of the Patient Newsletter highlights how patients can contact the Network with concerns about their treatment, including how to do so anonymously, home dialysis treatment options, and how patients can volunteer with the Network.

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December 2020 Patient Newsletter Spanish

This Spanish-language December edition of the Patient Newsletter highlights how patients can contact the Network with concerns about their treatment, including how to do so anonymously, home dialysis treatment options, and how patients can volunteer with the Network.

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October 2020 Patient Newsletter

The October 2020 Patient Newsletter highlights information for Living Well with Diabetes, completing the In-Center Hemodialysis Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (ICH-CAHPS) survey, managing pain, and Medicare Part D open enrollment. 

 

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October 2020 Patient Newsletter Spanish

The October 2020 Patient Newsletter Spanish highlights information for Living Well with Diabetes, completing the In-Center Hemodialysis Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (ICH-CAHPS) survey, managing pain, and Medicare Part D open enrollment. 

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August 2020 Patient Newsletter

The August 2020 Patient Newsletter highlights emergency preparedness during the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, transplant options, the importance of vaccinations, and a patient story on the importance of a supportive network of healthcare professional, friends, and family.

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August 2020 Patient Newsletter Spanish

The August 2020 Patient Newsletter Spanish highlights emergency preparedness during the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, transplant options, the importance of vaccinations, and a patient story on the importance of a supportive network of healthcare professional, friends, and family.

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SPECIAL EDITION: Hurricane Preparedness Newsletter 2020

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, preparing a 3-day meal plan, and more.

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SPECIAL EDITION: Hurricane Preparedness Newsletter 2020 (Spanish)

This Special Edition Hurricane (Spanish) issue highlights how to prepare and practice an emergency plan, the importance of making alternative arrangements for dialysis treatments before an emergency, preparing a 3-day meal plan, and more.

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June 2020 Patient Newsletter

The June 2020 Patient Newsletter highlights home treatment options, how patients can cope with the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, including how to engage in telehealth visits, and how the Dialysis Facility Compare website can be helpful in comparing dialysis facilities.

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June 2020 Patient Newsletter Spanish

The June 2020 Patient Newsletter Spanish highlights home treatment options, how patients can cope with the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, including how to engage in telehealth visits, and how the Dialysis Facility Compare website can be helpful in comparing dialysis facilities.

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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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