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NEPOP Cover Letter (English & Spanish)

This is the New ESRD Patient Orientation Packet (NEPOP) Cover Letter. This file contains both the English and Spanish language versions of the letter.

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CMS: Medicare Coverage of Kidney Dialysis & Kidney Transplant Services

This official government booklet explains the basics of Medicare, how Medicare helps pay for kidney dialysis and kidney transplants, and where to get help.

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CMS: Medicare Coverage of Kidney Dialysis & Kidney Transplant Services (Spanish)

This Spanish language CMS booklet explains the basics of Medicare, how Medicare helps pay for kidney dialysis and kidney transplants, and where to get help.

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Medicare for Children with ESRD

Medicare can help cover healthcare costs for children with ESRD. Even if you currently have other health coverage, enrolling your child in Medicare can provide consistent protection for them if you lose your other coverage in the future. Medicare covers most ESRD-related services.

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Preparing for Emergencies: A Guide for People on Dialysis

This CMS guide includes information including, how to prepare for an emergency, how to disinfect water, and a list of helpful contacts for more information. Emergencies caused by severe weather or disasters can happen with or without warning. It is important to be prepared so you can feel better and stay healthier.

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Preparing for Emergencies: A Guide for People on Dialysis (Spanish)

This Spanish language CMS guide includes information including, how to prepare for an emergency, how to disinfect water, and a list of helpful contacts for more information. Emergencies caused by severe weather or disasters can happen with or without warning. It is important to be prepared so you can feel better and stay healthier.

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Dialysis Facility Compare Brochure

Dialysis Facility Compare, located at www.medicare.gov, is a tool to help you find dialysis facilities in your area. It has detailed information about Medicare-certified dialysis facilities and other resources for patients and family members who want to learn more about chronic kidney disease and dialysis. You can use this information to compare the services available and the quality of care that facilities provide in your area and around the country.

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Dialysis Facility Compare Brochure (Spanish)

This Spanish language brochure provides an overview of Dialysis Facility Compare (DFC). Located at www.medicare.gov, DFC is a tool to help you find dialysis facilities in your area. It has detailed information about Medicare-certified dialysis facilities and other resources for patients and family members who want to learn more about chronic kidney disease and dialysis. You can use this information to compare the services available and the quality of care that facilities provide in your area and around the country.

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FFCL: Hemodialysis Vascular Access

Hemodialysis (HD) cleans your blood through a fistula, graft, or catheter. If you have kidney failure, one of these will be your LIFELINE. This document outlines the differences between these three options so you can discuss which option is best for you with your doctor.

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FFCL: Hemodialysis Vacular Access - Spanish

Hemodialysis (HD) cleans your blood through a fistula, graft, or catheter. If you have kidney failure, one of these will be your LIFELINE. This Spanish language document outlines the differences between these three options so you can discuss which option is best for you with your doctor.

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You Can Live: Your Guide for Living with Kidney Failure

Learning to live with kidney failure can take time, so don’t be discouraged. This document provides guidance on some of the questions patients may have after being diagnosed.

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You Can Live: Your Guide for Living with Kidney Failure - Spanish

Learning to live with kidney failure can take time, so don’t be discouraged. This Spanish language document provides guidance on some of the questions patients may have after being diagnosed.

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National Kidney Foundation: Join Us Postcard

This postcard, included in your NEPOP Packet, can be completed and returned to the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) to join their Patient & Family Council.

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National Kidney Foundation: Join Us Postcard - Spanish

This Spanish language postcard, included in your NEPOP Packet, can be completed and returned to the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) to join their Patient & Family Council.

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Patient Rights & Responsibilities

As a person with kidney failure, you have certain rights and responsibilities. This document outlines those rights and responsibilities to help you know what to expect from your healthcare team, and what they can expect from you.

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AAKP ESRD Information Card

The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) promotes education and encourages conversations that help improve the everyday lives of patients. This information card also features a nutritious kidney-friendly recipe.

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AAKP ESRD Information Card (Spanish)

The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) promotes education and encourages conversations that help improve the everyday lives of patients. This Spanish language information card also features a nutritious kidney-friendly recipe.

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How to File a Grievance

As you learn to live with kidney failure, you may have to deal with problems along the way. This document outlines the best ways to deal with these concerns with your healthcare team, and how to pursue further assistance if needed.

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