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Events & Announcements

2017 Robert Felter Memorial Award - Application Deadline: May 31

The Renal Network is currently accepting applications for the 2017 ROBERT FELTER MEMORIAL AWARD!  The award is a great opportunity to recognize patients for the contribution to their facility and/or the kidney community at large. Candidates must be 21 years or older, received dialysis treatment for at least a year, and who are able to travel.

The Robert Felter Memorial Evaluation Committee will select one winner from Network 10 (Illinois).  The winner will be provided the opportunity to attend the AAKP National Patient Meeting in St. Petersburg, FL Sept. 8-10, 2017. The Renal Network will cover the cost, and arrange for travel, hotel and conference registration and other costs associated with attending the conference after consulting with the winning candidate.

See the Flyer for more information.

Download and print the application.

Download a fillable application here.

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BONENT Midwest Regional Seminar- June 11

The annual Midwest Regional Seminar, sponsored by BONENT, will be held on Sunday, June 11 at the Marriott SW at Burr Ridge, Burr Ridge, Illinois. Quin Taylor, the Patient Liaison for The Renal Network will speak on “Dialysis from the Patient’s Eye.”  The full day program will over 8 hours of continuing education credit for technicians and nurses.

For complete details, visit

Seminar Flyer

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Revision to Performance Standards for the Standardized Readmissions Ratio Clinical Measure in the Payment Year 2017 End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Quality Incentive Program (QIP)

CMS has recently determined that a data irregularity led to the publication of erroneous performance standards for the Standardized Readmissions Ratio (SRR) clinical measure in the Payment Year (PY) 2017 ESRD QIP. Finalized policy (79 FR 66182) established that the PY 2017 performance standards would be based on the 90th, 15th, and 50th percentile of national performance in CY 2013.

See the original memo.



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