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FFCL For Professionals


medical professionals group shotThe Fistula First Catheter Last (FFCL) Workgroup Coalition focuses on increasing the use of arteriovenous (AV) fistulas while decreasing the use of tunneled dialysis catheters as long-term vascular accesses for dialysis. The FFCL Workgroup Coalition is focused on supporting the renal community, ESRD Networks, patients, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in efforts to improve vascular access outcomes, including:

  • Improving patients’ experience of care.
  • Improving outcomes for the ESRD population.
  • Decreasing the per-capita cost of care.