Kidney Health Resources

Free educational resources to inspire and empower kidney disease patients and healthcare providers.

New Government Initiatives to Reward Self Care In Center Dialysis

By Empowered Kidney Care / September 29, 2020

On September 18, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced their final rule for End-Stage Renal Disease Treatment Choices (ETC) Model. This document previews the changes that will go into effect on January 1, 2021, impacting kidney disease patients and healthcare providers across the United States. What is the ETC Model? The ETC…

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What is self-care in-center dialysis?

By Dr. Richard Gibney / August 17, 2020

Today in the United States, an estimated 37 million people suffer from Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) or End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). Many of them are required to supplement their bodies’ natural filtering capabilities through kidney dialysis. If you are one of these people, your first visit to the dialysis center can be overwhelming. You’ve…

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How Can Self-Care Dialysis Improve Outcomes?

By Dr. Richard Gibney / April 20, 2020

A few years ago, I put together this article and video with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). Early conversations and experiences with IHI were instrumental in thinking through the Empowered Kidney Care movement, and in this video, you will hear a brief introduction into how the Empowered Kidney Care model began.

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