NEPHROLOGY E-MAIL DIALYSIS DISCUSSION GROUP
in cooperation with the National Kidney Foundation's cyberNephrologyTM Center
Welcome to MDdialysis,
an e-mail discussion group for nephrologists actively managing dialysis
patients or directing and supervising dialysis facilities and surgeons
performing A-V access procedures. I am Steve Fadem, moderator.
With the development
of physician guidelines comes physician accountability. The role
of the medical director and the dialysis physician is being sharply
defined by HFCA, the corporate ownership of dialysis facilities,
payors and enlightened patients.
This list will
offer you three things:
Through your participation in this discussion group you should
gain a great deal of insight into many timely issues. You should
be able to stay up with new guideline initiatives and compliance
issues. You will learn what kinds of concerns HCFA and Insurance
payors have. This site should compliment clinical discussion groups
, a product of NKF's cyberNephrology.
- The dialogues with colleagues will undoubtedly lead to new ideas,
and better ways to address management and clinical issues.
Through discussion with colleagues one can inquire how to implement
guidelines, set up a quality improvement
program, write a therapy protocol, or set up a vascular access management
National Kidney Foundation,
and other websites in addition to this one have been developed in cooperation with the NKF cyberNephrology
These important resources will help you to feel comfortable using the expansive
resources of the Internet to meet the needs of your practice or your position.
We look forward to your participation in our discussions!
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