Navigating Health Insurance: How Public Options, Private Coverage and Charitable Assistance Can Work Together for ESRD Patients

January 17, 2017

In this live 1.0 credit/contact hour webinar participants will have the opportunity to learn how charitable assistance from nonprofits can assist patients with their healthcare related costs, including health insurance premiums, transportation assistance, medications, and durable medical supplies. Afterwards, participants will learn about ESRD Medicare eligibility, coverage, costs, enrollment and coordination with employer insurance. What patients should consider when deciding between Medicare coverage or a Marketplace insurance plan will be discussed.

Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Dialysis Technicians
  • Dietitians
  • Social Workers
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Activity Information:

January 17, 2017, 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST 

Navigating Health Insurance: How Public Options, Private Coverage and Charitable Assistance Can Work Together for ESRD Patients

Michael Spigler, MCHES - American Kidney Fund
Frederic Riccardi, MSW - Medicare Rights Center

After participation in this activity, learners will be better able to: 

  • List the patient eligibility requirements for the American Kidney Fund’s (AKF) Health Insurance Premium Program (HIPP) and the financial programs offered
  • Recall how an individual with ESRD becomes eligible for and enrolls into Medicare, and the basic costs for Medicare beneficiaries
  • Identify the coordination of benefits between ESRD Medicare and employer insurance
  • Review of the basic rules and coverage for beneficiaries specific to the ESRD patient regarding Medicare including the option of Marketplace coverage
Accreditation/Designation of Credit Information:

Nurse/Dialysis Technician

The National Kidney Foundation is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Awarded 1.0 contact hours of continuing nursing education.

Dietitian

The National Kidney Foundation is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).  CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 1.0 Continuing Professional Education Units (CPEUs) for completion of this activity/material.

This activity is available for credit through January 17, 2017.

Social Workers

The National Kidney Foundation Council of Nephrology Social Workers, Provider #1014, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. The National Kidney Foundation Council of Nephrology Social Workers maintains responsibility for the program. Social workers participating in this course will receive 1.0 continuing education clock hour.

National Kidney Foundation SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0064.

Licensed social workers should contact their individual jurisdiction to review current continuing education requirements for licensure renewal.

Method of Participation:

Participants will attend the live webinar and submit an online activity evaluation.  Participants have up to four (4) weeks after the webinar to complete the online activity evaluation. 


For more information, contact:

Danielle Nathan
Danielle.Nathan@kidney.org

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ANCC Dialysis Technician Contact Hours
  • 1.00 ANCC Nurse Contact Hours
  • 1.00 ASWB Continuing Education Clock Hours
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 CDR CPEUs
Course opens: 
12/09/2016
Course expires: 
02/10/2017
Event starts: 
01/17/2017 - 2:00pm
Event ends: 
01/17/2017 - 3:00pm
Cost:
$45.00
Rating: 
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Available Credit

  • 1.00 ANCC Dialysis Technician Contact Hours
  • 1.00 ANCC Nurse Contact Hours
  • 1.00 ASWB Continuing Education Clock Hours
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 CDR CPEUs

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
12/09/2016
Course expires: 
02/10/2017

Price

Cost:
$45.00
Please login or register for a PERC account to take this course.