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Population Health Focused Pilot QIA (PHFPQ) LAN

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Overview

PHFPQ LAN meetings support CMS and ESRD Network Pilot QIA efforts to:

  • Improve dialysis care coordination with a focus on reducing hospital utilization.
  • Positively impact the quality of life of the ESRD patient with a focus on mental health.
  • Support gainful employment of ESRD patients.
  • Positively impact the quality of life of the ESRD patient with a focus on pain management.
  • PHFPQ LAN meetings help to identify interventions to improve specific pilot QIA rates.

Upcoming Event

Meeting details to come.


Past Events

April 16, 2019
Helping Patients Work Using SSA Work Incentives | View Recording

Presenter: Beth Witten, MSW, ASCW, LSCSW

Biography: Ms. Witten is a nephrology social worker and founder of Witten and Associates, LLC, a consulting business that provides kidney disease education headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas.

Presentation Objectives:

  • Describe ways to identify dialysis patients on Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) that can return to work without losing income from Social Security.
  • Explain various work incentive programs including:
    • SSDI Only Work Incentives
    • SSI Only Work Incentives
    • SSI & SSDI Work Incentives

March 7, 2019
Ticket to Work | View Recording

Presenter: Pam Walker, BS

Biography: Ms. Walker is the founder and chief executive officer of Alliance Professional Services, LLC headquartered in Collierville, Tennessee.

Presentation Objectives:

  • Highlight Social Security disability benefits.
  • Provide overview of Social Security's Ticket to Work program.
  • Identify Social Security work incentives.
  • Discuss attendees' employment team options.
  • Highlight Ticket to Work success stories.

One Continuing Education Credit Opportunity:

Click here if you are already registered in the Learning Management Center (LMC).

Click here to register for the LMC and then access the course.


February 28, 2019
Approaches to Reducing Hospitalizations in ESRD Patients | View Recording

Presenter: Rahul Dhawan, DO

Biography: Dr. Dhawan is a transplant nephrologist and an assistant professor of clinical medicine in the division of nephrology at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California.

Presentation Objectives:

  • Improve quality of care for end stage renal disease patients through the exchange of ideas and the sharing of promising practices.
  • Facilitate change in current processes, identify barriers to meeting the established Quality Improvement Activity goal and spread successful interventions.

One Continuing Education Credit Opportunity:

Click here if you are already registered in the Learning Management Center (LMC).

Click here to register for the LMC and then access the course.


February 21, 2019
Depression in Chronic Kidney Disease and End-Stage Renal Disease: Similarities and Differences in Diagnosis, Epidemiology, and Management | View Recording

Presenter: Shayan Shirazian, MD

Biography: Dr. Shirazian is a board-certified general internist and nephrologist. He serves as an assistant professor of medicine in the division of nephrology at Columbia University Medical Center in New York, New York.

Presentation Objectives:

  • Explore depression in end stage renal disease as related to diagnosis, epidemiology, and management of the illness process. Focusing specifically on:
    • Screening techniques and tools
    • Prevalence
    • Outcomes
    • Etiology
    • Treatment
    • The “Columbia University Experience” with treating depression

One Continuing Education Credit Opportunity:

Click here if you are already registered in the Learning Management Center (LMC).

Click here to register for the LMC and then access the course.


2018 PHFP QIA LAN Archive