Social Worker – Conditions for Coverage Resources

Implementation of the CfC: Guidelines and Overview

Interpretive Guidelines Measurement Assessment Tool (MAT) Download version 1.7 [PDF, 195KB]. This tool provides clinical practice statndards for each area of the new conditions.

ESRD Conditions for Coverage Frequently Asked Questions [PDF, 795Kb] (FAQs – version 1.3 – SC11-13.02 – dated 3.18.2011)


Patient Rights


Patient Assessment

  • Psychosocial Aspects of the 2008 Dialysis Conditions for Coverage (Long Version) [PDF, 375KB download]
  • Psychosocial Aspects of the 2008 Dialysis Conditions for Coverage (Short Version) [PDF, 184KB download]
  • CNSW Quality of Life Assessment Tools [PDF, 67KB download]


Patient Plan of Care

  • CNSW Time Study
    • CNSW Time Study Instruction Sheet [PDF, 205KB download]
    • CNSW Time Study – Monthly Tracking Tool [Excel, 118KB download]
  • CNSW Care Planning Resource Toolkit [PDF, 50KB download]


Patient Safety

  • Safety in the Dialysis Unit
    This presentation focuses on common patient complaints related to safety and steps that can be taken to ensure safe compassionate care. The presentation and resources from this program are posted here.
  • Keeping Kidney Patients Safe
    Web site developed by the ESRD Patient Safety Initiative to serve as a clearinghouse for patient safety best practices.
  • 5-Diamond Patient Safety Program
    The goal of this program is to help dialysis facilities better implement patient safety principles among both staff and patients. To become a 5-Diamond facility you must choose and implement five of the nine available program modules.

Last updated on: September 22, 2014