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Welcome to the Medical Director's Resource Pages
for the new ESRD Conditions for Coverage
The purpose of this section is to provide a single point of access to materials, tools and resources necessary or useful to the implementations of the provisions under the new rule. Be sure to click on the CFC Resources link to access additional resources for each of new provisions of the rule. Updates and new resources will be added as they are made available.
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Conditions and Interpretives Guidelines
CfC Timeline The new ESRD Conditions for Coverage Final Rule became effective April 15, 2008. Implementation of all provisions are effective 180 days after publication, on 10/14/2008. Three provisions have delayed effective dates: isolation room requirements (2/9/2009), mandate Life Safety Code items (2/9/2009) and CROWNWeb data submission requirements (2/1/2009). More recently CMS has issued a Waivers & Time Extensions for CfC implementation. ESRD Conditions for Coverage Materials Referenced in CfC:
Delivery of Dialysis Treatment Within the Long-Term Care Facility
(2006) [PDF, 1.56M]
Preventing Transmission of Infections Among Chronic Hemodialysis Patients or download [PDF version, 63 pages/386KB]
ESRD Interpretive Guidelines
CfC Resources for Implementation
CfC Resources for Implementation Click on link to CfC Resources Main Page to access materials for specific provisions.
Medical Director Meeting Materials
Vascular Access Quality Improvement:The Medical Director as Leader
WebEx December 11, 2009 or December 17, 2009 [Link to slides]
"Preparing For The New Medical Director Responsibilities" October 21, 2008 (Also available on HDCN in Flash format with audio.)