The following presentations have been shared by Coalition members and are available for others to use.  Appropriate credit is always appreciated.

  • Connecting the Institute of Medicine's Dying in America report with the CSCKP's Strategic Goals (Slide Presentation PDF)
    This presentation was developed and presented as a webinar on February 17, 2015, by Diane Meier, MD (Ichan School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai); Alvin Moss, MD, FACP, FAAHPM (West Virginia School of Medicine); and Dale Lupu, MPH, PhD (Daleview Associates; University of George Washington).

  • Incorporating Palliative Care into the Dialysis Unit (Slide Presentation PDF)
    This presentation was developed and presented as a webinar on April 28, 2010, by Michael Germain, MD, from Baystate Medical Center. The following objectives are covered during this presentation: 
  • Describe a systemized approach to advance care planning for ESRD patients.
  • Communicate expectations of care for terminal dialysis patients.
  • Provide psychosocial and spiritual support for patients.
  • Develop closer tie between hospice and dialysis unit. 

Click here to view the April 28, 2010, webinar presentation.*

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Click here to listen to the January 20, 2010 webinar presentation (MP3)

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Introduction & Background (slides 4-12), by Perry Fine, MD, a professor at the School of Medicine of the University of Utah and Senior Fellow for Medical Leadership with NHPCO. This section provides data regarding hospice use by the ESRD population and provides an overview of the Medicare regulations for coverage under the hospice benefit.

ICD-9-CM 585.6 End Stage Renal Disease (slides 13-42), by Harry Feliciano, MD, MPH, of Palmetto GBA in Columbia, SC.  This section provides information about the categorizing of health conditions and the effect it has on eligibility for coverage of care.  This information is most relevant to hospice agencies.

The Hospice-ESRD Patient-Dialysis Center Interface (slides 43-57), by Malene Davis, RN, MSN, MBA, the President and CEO of Capital Hospice and Board Chair of the NHPCO. This section reviews the symptom burden of the ESRD patient, barriers to the provision of hospice services to this population, and recommendations for accessing hospice.
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  • Palliative Care for the ESRD Patient, Alvin Moss, MD
  • Sustaining Hope, Providing Help: Case Studies in Advanced Illness (Slide Presentation PDF) This presentation was developed by Laurence E. Carroll, MD, FASN, of Hypertension Kidney Specialists, and Joan K. Harrold, MD, MPH, of Hospice of Lancaster County. The slides use case studies to discuss the benefits of palliative care for patients and physicians, list conversational tools, and describe how to reduce caregiver burdens.
  • End Stage Renal Disease: When Is It Time for Hospice? 
  • Did This Patient Die with Hospice? New Questions in Caring for Patients with ESRD (Slide Presentation PDF) This presentation was developed by Lewis M. Cohen, MD, Baystate Medical Center, Principle Investigator in the Renal Palliative Care Initiative, and Malene Davis, RN, MSN, MBA, Hospice Care Corporation. This presentation provides a discussion of the palliative care needs of the ESRD population, describes critical elements a hospice program should consider for this population, and suggests strategies hospices can use to work with dialysis centers.
  • Hospice in ESRD: To Withdraw or Not to Withdraw (Slide Presentation PDF) This presentation was developed by Rebecca J. Schmidt, DO, FACP, West Virginia University Hospital, Renal Physicians Association (RPA) Nephrology Coverage Advisory Panel. This presentation reviews eligibility, reimbursement, cost, and barriers to access to hospice experienced by the ESRD population.

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