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The End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) National Coordinating Center (NCC) supports the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) national goals and Network Quality Improvement Activities (QIAs) through the development and implementation of Expert Team events.

Expert Teams bring groups of providers and specialists at centers of excellence together in regular real-time collaborative sessions. The sessions are designed around case-based learning and mentorship and help local healthcare professionals and clinicians gain the expertise required to provide needed services. Participants gain skills and learn new approaches for applying their knowledge across diverse cultural and geographical contexts.

September 22, 2022

Event Moderator: Julie A. Moss, MS ESRD NCC, Operations Manager

Guest Expert: Ashutosh Shukla, MD, Associate Professor and Director of Advanced Chronic Kidney Disease and Home Dialysis, University of Florida 

Expert Team Case Studies: Jayson Hood, RN, Clinical Director, Home Program, Northwest Kidney Centers 

Presentation Objectives

  • Describe Expert Teams
  • Explain how flexible training and scheduling improve patient transitions to home dialysis
  • Demonstrate how structured patient training and nephrology engagement in the home care plan impact home dialysis outcomes 

View Event Recording - This recording has been redacted to exclude unpublished study findings. 
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PowerPoint Presentation 

June 23, 2022

Event Moderator: Julie A. Moss, MS ESRD NCC Operations Manager

Guest Expert: Sijie Zheng, MD, PhD, FASN, Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center

Expert Team Case Studies: Theresa Gwinnett, MS, RD 

View Event Recording

View PowerPoint Presentation 


April 12, 2022

Event Moderator: Donna DeBello, RN, HSAG ESRD Networks Quality Improvement Director

Guest Expert: Prashanth V. Kumar, MD, High Desert Nephrology Group 

Expert Team Case Studies: N/A Presentation was delivered at 2022 CMS Quality Conference 

View Event Recording

View PowerPoint Presentation 


December 16, 2022 

Event Moderator: Kelly M. Mayo, MS, Vice President, Health Services Advisory Group and ESRD NCC Team Lead

Guest Expert: Sijie Zheng, MD, PhD, FASN, Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center

Expert Team Case Studies: Alix Dee Singh, RN is the Home Director of Clinical Services with DaVita. 

Event Recording 
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PowerPoint Presentation 


September 23, 2021

Event Moderator: Kelly M. Mayo, MS, Vice President, Health Services Advisory Group and ESRD NCC Team Lead

Guest Expert:Sijie Zheng, MD, PhD, FASN, Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center

Expert Team Case Studies:

  • Janisse Watkins, AGNP-C, Home Program Director for DaVita covering the North Florida territory
  • Autumn Swanhart, BSN, RN, the Home Program Manager, DaVita
  • David E. Henner, DO is the Division Chief of Nephrology and Medical Director of Dialysis at Berkshire Medical Center (MA) and Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (VT)

Event Recording
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PowerPoint Presentation

October 13, 2022 

Event Moderator: Stephanie Hull, RN, BSN, CNN,  ESRD NCC Director of Quality Improvement and Learning and Action Networks

Case Study Presenter: Cheena "Chevie" Escobar, BSN, RN, CNN
Facility Administrator, National Renal Care, Canyon Country, CA 

Presentation Objectives

  • Describe the dialysis facility location and patient demographics
  • Explain facility challenges
  • Present the facility's COVID-19 vaccination timeline for success 

Event Recording 
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PowerPoint Presentation 

July 7, 2022 

Event Moderator: Julie A. Moss, MS ESRD NCC Operations Manager 

Guest Expert: Faith Lynch, DNP, RN, CNN, Nurse Manager, Acute Dialysis,  NYU Langone Health

Expert Team Case Studies: Peggy Douglas, Epidemiologist, Washington State Department of Health

Event Recording 
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PowerPoint Presentation 


April 14, 2022

Event Moderator: Kelly M. Mayo, MS, Vice President, Health Services Advisory Group and ESRD NCC

Guest Expert: Shannon Novosad, MD, MPH,  ​Team Lead, Dialysis Safety Team, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion,​ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Expert Team Case Studies: Subodh Saggi, MD, MPH, FACP, FASN, Director, SUNY Parkside Ambulatory Dialysis Center, Professor of Clinical Medicine, SUNY Downstate Medical Center

View Event Recording 
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View PowerPoint Presentation 


January 13, 2022

Event Moderator: Kelly M. Mayo, MS, Vice President, Health Services Advisory Group and ESRD NCC Team Lead

Guest Expert: Manisha Jhamb, MD MPH, Associate Chief, Renal-Electrolyte Division, Director, Center for Population Health Management, Co-Director, Clinical Research, Renal-Electrolyte Division, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh 

Expert Team Case Studies:

  • Sasha Patterson RN MSN CNN, Administrator, Physicians Dialysis
  • Susan Witzel-Kreuter, LCSW, Physicians Dialysis 

View Event Recording 
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View PowerPoint Presentation


October 14, 2021 

Event Moderator: Kelly M. Mayo, MS, Vice President, Health Services Advisory Group and ESRD NCC Team Lead

Guest Expert: Donald Molony, MD, Professor of Medicine, Distinguished Teaching Professor of the University of Texas System, Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension AND​Center for Clinical Research and Evidence-based Medicine, McGovern Medical School University of Texas, Houston, TX​

Expert Team Case Studies:

  • Audrey Brezak, Epidemiologist, WA State Department of Health​
  • Barbara Dommert-Breckler, Quality Improvement Director, Comagine Health/ ESRD Network 16​

Event Recording This recording is unavailable 

PowerPoint Presentation

October 20, 2022

Event Moderator: Julie A. Moss, Operations Manager, ESRD NCC  

Team Expert:
Dawn Francisquini MSN, BS, RN, CCTC
Mary Cassidy RN, CCTC
Stony Brook Medicine

Case Study:
Amanda Spencer, LMSW
DaVita Dialysis
Region 5 Texas

Presentation Objectives

  • Describe the transplant waitlist process at Stonybrook Medicine
  • Explain how there is a patient for every kidney
  • Discuss why the referral process is more than just an application for a transplant

Recording 
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PowerPoint Presentation 

July 22, 2022

Event Moderator: Julie A. Moss, Operations Manager, ESRD NCC  

Team Expert: Sunil Patel, MD, and Dave Tyrell, Clinical Director University Medical Center, Las Vegas

Expert Team Case Studies: Alice Legard, LCSW, Manager, Social Work Services Fresenius Kidney Care Tennessee Region 

View Event Recording
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April 21, 2022

Event Moderator: Julie A. Moss, MS, Operations Manager, ESRD NCC 

Team Expert: Bonnie Lonze, MD, NYU Langone

Expert Team Case Studies: Laura Gonzalez, LCSW, NSW-C, Social Work Services Manager, Satellite Healthcare, Inc.

Event Recording - Recording is unavailable 

PowerPoint Presentation 


January 20, 2022

Event Moderator: Kelly M. Mayo, MS, Vice President, Health Services Advisory Group and ESRD NCC Team Lead

Team Expert: Bonnie Lonze, MD, NYU Langone

Expert Team Case Studies: Andrew D. Howard, MD, Forum of ESRD Networks (CA)

Event Recording 
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PowerPoint Presentation 


October 21, 2021

Event Moderator: Kelly M. Mayo, MS, Vice President, Health Services Advisory Group and ESRD NCC Team Lead

Team Expert: Bonnie Lonze, MD, NYU Langone

Expert Team Case Studies:
Michael Guthrie, LMSW, Durant DaVita (OK)
Rick Perez, MD, University of California –Davis (CA)

Event Recording 
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PowerPoint Presentation

October 27, 2022

Event Moderator: Julie A. Moss, MS, ESRD NCC 

Case Study
Aisha Edmondson
Quality Improvement Lead
ESRD Network 9 

Presentation Objectives
Describe how community coalitions support improving vaccination rates
Explain how the IPRO Learn system supports collaboration
Discuss the barriers to getting vaccinated 

Recording 

PowerPoint

 

July 28, 2022

Event Moderator: Julie A. Moss, MS, ESRD NCC 

Guest Expert:
Diane Berman, MS, RD, Area Team Lead
Carli Reinhard, RN, BSN, Charge RN
FMC Petaluma

Event Recording 
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PowerPoint Presentation


April 28, 2022

Event Moderator: Julie A. Moss, MS,  ESRD NCC 

Guest Expert:
Suzanne Watnik, MD, FASN, Cheif Medical Officer 
Liz McNamara, MS, VP, Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer
Northwest Kidney Centers 

Expert Team Case Studies:
Sabrina Fleming, CCHT, BS
DaVita Grand Crossing Chicago 

Event Recording 
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PowerPoint Presentation 


March 31, 2022 

Event Moderator: Kelly M. Mayo, MS, Vice President, Health Services Advisory Group and ESRD NCC Team Lead

Guest Expert: Rebecca Martinez, BSN, BA, RN, CIC, Nebraska ICAP Program

Event Recording 
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PowerPoint Presentation 

October 28, 2021

Event Moderator: Kelly M. Mayo, MS, Vice President, Health Services Advisory Group and ESRD NCC Team Lead

Guest Expert: Jeffrey Silvers, MD, Sutter Health (CA) 

Event Recording  
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PowerPoint Presentation

 

August 4, 2022

Event Moderator: Julie A. Moss, MS, ESRD NCC 

Guest Expert: Lisa Sotter, MS, Senior Clinical Quality Management Director –Fresenius Medical Care

Expert Team Case Studies: Tyson Aschliman, CEO, Renal Management Group and Dr. Raffi Minasian, Medical Director, Affiliated Dialysis of California

Event Recording 
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PowerPoint Presentation


May 6, 2022

Event Moderator: Julie A. Moss, MS,  ESRD NCC 

Guest Expert: Janet Anderson, MSN, RN, CNN, Home Dialysis Program Manager, Sanford Health 

Event Recording
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PowerPoint Presentation 


March 4, 2022 

Event Moderator: Julie A. Moss, ESRD NCC 

Guest Expert: Suresh Samson, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Concerto

Event Recording
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PowerPoint Presentation 

November 5, 2021

Event Moderator: Kelly M. Mayo, MS, Vice President, Health Services Advisory Group and ESRD NCC Team Lead

Guest Experts:
Alice Hellebrand, MSN, RN, CNN, Chief Nursing Officer, Dialyze Direct (NJ)
Zabelle Crosson, MBA, Vice President, Business Development and New Operations, Desert Cities Dialysis (CA)

Event Recording 
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PowerPoint Presentation

 

November 9, 2022

Event Moderator: Julie A. Moss, MS, ESRD NCC 

Expert Team Case Studies: Joni Baker, MSW, LCSW, LSCSW, Freeman Health System, Joplin and Webb City, Mo

Objectives: 
Understand how co-morbidities contribute to mental health
Acknowledge the importance of socioeconomic conditions on mental health
Review resources for improving mental health screening 

Event Recording
PowerPoint Presentation

August 9, 2022

Event Moderator: Julie A. Moss, MS, ESRD NCC 

Guest Expert: Zachary Arcona, PSYD  – Children’s Hospital Colorado and Elizabeth Christofferson, PhD – University of Colorado School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital Colorado

Expert Team Case Studies: Dylan Pepper, MSW, RCSWI, St. Petersburg Kidney Center South

Event Recording
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PowerPoint Presentation


May 13, 2022

Event Moderator: Julie A. Moss, MS,  ESRD NCC 

Guest Expert: Sarvnaz M. Ghavami MS, RD, LDN, Fresenius Medical Care 

Expert Team Case Studies: Dawn D. Burton, Ed.D., MSW, LCSW-A, Fresenius Medical Care  

Event Recording 
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PowerPoint Presentation 


February 11, 2022 

Event Moderator: Kelly M. Mayo, MS, Vice President, Health Services Advisory Group and ESRD NCC Team Lead

Guest Expert: Felicia Speed PhD, LMSW, Vice President, Social Work Services, Fresenius Medicare Care

Expert Team Case Studies:  Guadalupe Martinez, MSW, Renal Social Worker, Arrowhead Regional Medical Center 

Event Recording 
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PowerPoint Presentation 

November 12, 2021

Event Moderator: Kelly M. Mayo, MS, Vice President, Health Services Advisory Group and ESRD NCC Team Lead

Guest Expert: Daniel Cukor, PhD 

Event Recording - Currently not available 

PowerPoint Presentation - Currently not available 

November 15, 2022

Event Moderator: Julie A. Moss, MS, ESRD NCC 

Case Study:  Michael Austin, Facility Administrator, DaVita Bradford Dialysis 

Objectives: 

  • Understand the use and benefit of COVID-19 facilities
  • Recognize the transportation issues associated with placing a patient at a cohort facility
  • Explore ways to provide patients with the knowledge and skills to prevent emergency department visits. 

Event Recording

PowerPoint

August 16, 2022

Event Moderator: Julie A. Moss, MS, ESRD NCC 

Guest Expert: Martha Bean, RN, BS
Vice President, Government Reporting and Strategy Implementation
Fresenius Kidney Care 

Event Recording and PowerPoint: Due to proprietary information and Copyright restrictions this recording and PowerPoint presentation are not available for posting. 

Helpful Resources:
Excerpted Slide from PowerPoint
Exchanges

Two Exchanges Fresenius Kidney Care Joined
Commonwealth Alliance
eHealth Exchange 

 


May 20, 2022

Event Moderator:  Kelly M. Mayo, MS, Vice President, Health Services Advisory Group and ESRD NCC Team Lead

Guest Expert: Kelly M. Mayo, MS, Vice President, Health Services Advisory Group and ESRD NCC Team Lead

Expert Team Case Studies: Mary Chacon, ACSW, Dialysis Social Worker, Fresenius Kidney Care

Event Recording 
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PowerPoint Presentation 


February 18, 2022 

Event Moderator: Kelly M. Mayo, MS, Vice President, Health Services Advisory Group and ESRD NCC Team Lead

Guest Expert: David Henner, DO, President, National Forum of ESRD Networks, Division Chief of Nephrology, Medical Director of Dialysis Berkshire Medical Center (MA)

Expert Team Case Studies:  Dawn Edwards, KPAC Co-Chair, Derek Forfang, KPAC Co-Chair 

Event Recording 
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PowerPoint Presentation 

November 19, 2021

Event Moderator: Kelly M. Mayo, MS, Vice President, Health Services Advisory Group and ESRD NCC Team Lead

Guest Expert: Kam Kalantar-Zadeh, MD, MPH, PhD, University of California Irvine (CA

Event Recording 
Passcode: C@w3t&3Z

PowerPoint Presentation - Currently not available 

October 25, 2022

Event Moderator: Julie Moss, MS, ESRD NCC 

Guest Expert:
Tessa Novick, MD, MSW​
Nephrologist and Assistant Professor Internal Medicine​
University of Texas, Austin

Case Study
Susan Cooper, LCSW
Home Dialysis of Santa Fe 

Presentation Objectives

  • Discuss inequities in housing in underserved populations
  • Explain the need for dialysis services in indigenous populations
  • Describe how case management and patient education are key to successful transitions to home dialysis 

Event Recording

PowerPoint Presentation: The PowerPoint presentation is not approved for distribution at this time. 

August 2, 2022

Event Moderator: Kelly M. Mayo, MS, ESRD NCC 

Guest Expert: Yoshio N. Hall, MD, MS
Chief, Nephrology Section
VA Puget Sound Health Care System
Professor | Division of Nephrology | Department of Medicine
University of Washington

Event Recording: Due to technical difficulties the recording is not available 

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