Webinar: Kidney Care Choices: Implications for Nephrologists and Nephrology Practices

November 20, 2019

This webinar will describe the implications of the recently announced Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) Kidney Care Choices model and assist nephrologists in considering whether to join the model. The KCC model, which applies payment incentives to encourage delaying CKD progression, optimal dialysis starts, and transplantation, has four options for different groups of providers. This webinar will focus on the Kidney Care First (KCF) option, which is solely for nephrology practices. The webinar will cover the features of the model that are most relevant to nephrology practices including the types of practices that are eligible, how nephrologists will be reimbursed, enhancements in the model that will allow nephrologists to provide more coordinated care to their patients, and how to apply.

Target Audience

  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurse Practitioners
Activity Information:

Wednesday, November 20th from 1:00 - 2:30pm EST

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. 

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe the goals of the Kidney Care Choices (KCC) model and its key features 
  • Recognize implications of the KCC payment adjustments for nephrology practice finances  
  • Apply knowledge of KCC to decisions about participation in the model  
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 AANP Contact Hours
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 Category I Credit for Physician Assistants
  • 1.50 ANCC Nurse Contact Hours
  • 1.50 Attendance
Course opens: 
11/12/2019
Course expires: 
01/20/2020
Event starts: 
11/20/2019 - 1:00pm
Event ends: 
11/20/2019 - 2:30pm
Cost:
$0.00
Rating: 
0
Faculty Disclosures

Miriam Godwin, MPP
Health Policy Analyst
National Kidney Foundation
Washington, D.C.
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Eugene Lin, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Keck School of Medicine at USC
Los Angeles, CA
Disclosure: Serves on Scientific Advisory Board for the National Kidney Foundation, and is a Policy and Advocacy Consultant for American Society of Nephrology

Planning Committee Disclosures

Miriam Godwin, MPP
Health Policy Analyst
National Kidney Foundation
Washington, D.C.
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Eugene Lin, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Keck School of Medicine at USC
Los Angeles, CA
Disclosure: Serves on Scientific Advisory Board for the National Kidney Foundation, and is a Policy and Advocacy Consultant for American Society of Nephrology

Jessica Joseph, MBA
Senior Vice President, Scientific Activities
National Kidney Foundation
New York, NY
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Kathryn Troy, MPH
Senior Continuing Medical Education Manager
National Kidney Foundation
New York, NY
Disclosure: Has no financial relationships with commercial interest(s).

Declaration of Disclosure:

It is the policy of the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all CME/CE activities. Any individual who has control over CME/CE content is required to disclose to learners prior to the activity any relevant financial relationship(s) they may have with commercial interests supporting this activity or whose products or devices are discussed in this activity.  

If, on the basis of information disclosed, a perceived conflict exists, resolution will be achieved based on NKF's Disclosure and Conflict of Interest Policy.

Unlabeled/Investigational Use:

During their presentations, faculty may discuss an unlabeled use or an investigational use not approved for a commercial product. Each faculty member is required to disclose this information to the audience when referring to an unlabeled or investigational use.

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

Physician

The National Kidney Foundation designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurse Practitioner

Awarded 1.5 contact hours of continuing nursing education.

Physician Assistant 

The National Kidney Foundation is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. AAPA accepts Category I credit from AOACCME, prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.  

Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.5 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.
 

Available Credit

  • 1.50 AANP Contact Hours
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 Category I Credit for Physician Assistants
  • 1.50 ANCC Nurse Contact Hours
  • 1.50 Attendance

Price

Cost:
$0.00
Please login or register for a PERC account to take this course.

Disclaimer:

The faculty and National Kidney Foundation (NKF) do not recommend the use of any pharmaceutical, diagnostic test, or device outside of the labeled indications as approved by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Information contained in this NKF educational resource is based upon current data available at the time of publication. Information is intended to help clinicians become aware of new scientific findings and developments.  This NKF educational resource is not intended to set out a preferred standard of care and should not be construed as one. Neither should the information be interpreted as prescribing an exclusive course of management.

Variations in practice will inevitably and appropriately occur when clinicians take into account the needs of individual patients, available resources, and limitations unique to an institution or type of practice. Every healthcare professional making use of information in this NKF educational resource is responsible for interpreting the data as it pertains to clinical decision making in each individual patient.

Required Hardware/software

System requirements can be found here.

Contact Information:

For any questions concerning this activity, please send an email to CMEinfo@kidney.org or call NKF at 1-800-622-9010.

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For additional professional education resources, contact NKF at 1-800-622-9010 or visit https://www.kidney.org/professionals