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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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Kidney Action Day- June 6

Chicago Kidney Action Day

Kidney Action Day is coming to Chicago on Tuesday, June 6! The American Kidney Fund’s Kidney Action Day offers free health screenings, healthy food samples, interactive fitness demonstrations, prizes and giveaways, and lots of entertainment and activities for the entire family.

Take action for your health and join us at Richard J. Daley Center Plaza from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. for a day of awareness and action against kidney disease.

For more information visit the website or contact: Chad Stewart, / (301) 984-6644

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Chicago Kidney Action Day
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Richard J. Daley Center Plaza
50 W. Washington Street
Chicago, IL 60602

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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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