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Access coordinator

Posted By Stephen Flook, Monday, December 3, 2018
Do any centers utilize an member of their staff as an access coordinator to physically evaluate accesses, and follow up with clinics after intervention and/or surgical visits?  We are considering implementing this and would appreciate any input from any centers that have experience with this.  Please feel free to message me here with your contact information or email me @ sbf@carolinanephrology.com   Thanks!

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Procedure supplies

Posted By Debra Davis, Tuesday, April 3, 2018
I was wandering if any independent, office based centers would be interested in purchasing supplies as a group? 

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OBL to ASC with AAAHC

Posted By Nephrology Associates PA Vascular Access Center, Tuesday, July 25, 2017

We are currently accredited with AAAHC as an Office Base Lab.

 

We have begun the process of hiring an architect and applying to the state but I was wondering if anyone has made this switch recently with AAAHC as their accrediting body.

 

It looks to me that the standards are very similar or exactly the same, just the addition of the Fire and Life Safety items? Maybe I just want it to be that simple?!? LOL!

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The most relevant and latebreaking information in the field of Interventional Nephrology

Posted By Nephcon Vascular Access Center, Thursday, May 18, 2017

Greetings colleagues,

 

 

      In our effort to bring you the most relevant and late-breaking information in the field of Interventional Nephrology, we would like for you to respond with your thoughts and ideas for the 2018 scientific meeting in Salt Lake City Utah.

 

Some of the topics that we have gathered so far are listed below. We would like for you to review, comment on, and add the topics you would like to see in our 2018 Scientific forum. 

 

 

  • Developing a community based education program to increase regional outcomes.
  • Joint commission update.
  • Retaining talent, what it takes to keep the best.
  • Technical corner/ A review of new technology in Interventional Nephrology.
  • Latest legal developments.
  • Occupational hygiene, infection control in the interventional suite The critical components of an infection control program.
  • Physician relations in high stress environment.
  • MACRA, MIPS, and meaningful use update.
  • Accounts Receivable, how to invoice and recoup with grace.
  • ACLS review for the vascular lab.
  • Peritoneal Dialysis program development.
  • ASC resources in review.
  • Clinical corner/case review.

       These are just some of the topics we have received interest in, please take a moment and share a couple of topics you would like to learn more about so we can bring you the best. Your input helps the team strive to make us better as a community and society. Thanks for your help and feedback, be in touch if we can help in anyway. Have a great week ahead.

 

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2018 ASDIN Scientific Meeting - Salt Lake City - February 16 - 18, 2018

Posted By Mary L. Nations, Wednesday, May 17, 2017

As we begin to prepare planning for our 2018 ASDIN Scientific Meeting and our program for our Associate Members, the ASDIN Associates Committee would like to hear from you....

 

What are the greatest needs/pain points that you are facing right now?  We want to hear from you so that we may develop content around your specific needs!

 

Comment below or send topics to info@asdin.org


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Cost Saving Tips

Posted By Nephcon Vascular Access Center, Friday, May 5, 2017

Greetings colleagues,

 

It was our team's honor, and privilege to host the 2017 ASDIN administrators and associates section of our Scientific Meeting. As promised, we wanted to collect and refine our tips for cost savings and send them to our constituency. Please see the attached resource to help you continue to thrive in 2017.

 

We would also like for this Associates Community Blog to become an active resource for our Associate membership. Please take time to participate and give us your feedback as we will help develop programs in the future from your participation. Have a great spring and summer ahead, and look forward to relevant Hot topics and communications from the society coming to you soon. Thanks again for your participation, we appreciate all you do for our patients around the nation.

 

Feel free to add any of your own suggestions on cost savings by adding a comment to this post.  Remember, you must be signed in as a member to comment or start a new post.

 

Thanks,

James Bevis II RT.R.

ASDIN Associate Councilor

Chair, ASDIN Associates Committee

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Nursing Documentation

Posted By Total Vascular Care, Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Hello, is there anyone willing to discuss their protocol for proper nursing documentation. I will be at the ASDIN conference and would love to hear what protocols others are following.

 

thanks in advance

J.Vazquez

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Medicaid G0365

Posted By Total Vascular Care, Wednesday, May 25, 2016

 

Hello ASDIN Community,

 

I have a question regarding G0365. My billing department states that Medicaid is now denying G0365 stating services rendered are not covered through texas Medicaid. Are any other centers in Texas having this issue? The also were informed by a fellow coder that if it gets denied to use 75820 for one arm and 75822 for bilateral arms. Again this is for a vein mapping not a venogram and I felt that those 7 codes should only be used if its a venogram meaning there was a cannulation and x-ray was used.

 

Thanks in advance,

 

Jennifer

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T82.510A

Posted By Total Vascular Care, Tuesday, April 26, 2016

 

Hello ASDIN Community,

 

Can someone provide an example of when they would use T82.510A I'm having trouble understanding what would classify as a mechanical breakdown of AVF.

 

Thank you in advance.  

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Transportation

Posted By Mary L. Nations, Thursday, September 17, 2015
Another inquiry on policies and procedures.  We have a center that would like to know how many centers offer transportation to and fro and if there are any policies regarding transportation that could be shared. Thanks.

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Bedbugs?

Posted By Mary L. Nations, Thursday, September 17, 2015
We have an inquiry from a center which recently encountered a patient with bedbugs.  Have you  experienced this issue and what have you done to deal with it?  Does anyone have any policies on this issue they'd like to share?

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PQRS continued dialogue

Posted By Rajiv Dhamija, Thursday, March 19, 2015

I used the RPA (renal physician association) suggested "PQRS wizard" to report data.  It had some catheter related measures (PD and hemodialysis) as well as some surgical vascular access reportable measures.  Would love to hear from others for better applicability for our distinct practice area of dialysis access.   Most of the other reportable measures involved either dialysis visit codes or clinic visit codes which both don't usually apply to dialysis access care.

 

 

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PQRS Measures

Posted By Total Vascular Care, Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Hello All,

 

Can anyone direct me to information pertaining to meeting PQRS measures within an Interventional Nephrology extension of practice group. From my understanding there's minimal documentation needed, but I want to make sure that we are documenting the information correctly.

 

Thank you

 

J.Vazquez R.T (R)

Facility Manager

jlopez@strcg.net

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