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COVID-19 Resources

May 15, 2020
PD Webinar Recording Now Available -  The Percutaneous Insertion Techniques, Urgent Start, and Acute PD webinar presented by Micah Chan, MD, MPH, Interventional Nephrologist from the University of Wisconsin earlier this month is now available for viewing.   The webinar offers physician training on percutaneous and bedside insertion of a PD catheter. Dr. Chan walked through the procedure step-by-step and answered questions from the attendees.  To view the webinar -


May 14, 2020
Medtronic IN.PACT AV Donation Program:


Thursday, May 21, 2020 | 6:00 - 7:00 ET
Managing Dialysis Access in the COVID-19 Environment
Complimentary 1-Hour CME/CNE/AAPA/AART- Accredited Live Webinar if attended and completion of survey. Registration required at link above.

May 8, 2020

Medtronic Peritoneal Dialysis Resources -


April 30, 2020

Fluoroscopic Placement Peritoneal Dialysis Video -


April 1, 2020

1. SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) by the numbers 3/30/2020 -

2.  Rob Blaser, RPA, twitter analysis of CMS out of cycle rulemaking on outstanding telehealth issues during PHE


March 30, 2020

1.  CMS Expands Role of ASCs - Hospitals without Walls -


March 24, 2020

1.  Joint Position Statement from ASDIN and VASA - Maintaining Lifelines for ESKD Patients-


2. COVID-19 Information for Patients -


March 20, 2020

1. Ambulatory Surgery Center Association COVID-19 Guidance:

March 17, 2020  - March 19, 2020

1. Nephrologists Transforming Dialysis Safety (ASN):


2. CDC:

3. CROI 2020:

Highly informative session on COVID-19 –state-of-the-art talks on what is known about the 2019-novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and its causative pathogen, SARS-CoV-2  


Zunyou Wu, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention
John T. Brooks, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Ralph S. Baric, University of North Carolina
Anthony S. Fauci, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health


4. LiveScience: Flatten the Curve  


5. Fresenius Medical Care Updates:


6. ISN:


7.  Dialysis Patient Citizens Education Center: 
What the COVID-19 Means for Kidney Patients

Presented by Shannon Novosad, MD with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Alan Kliger, MD, with the American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

Presentation Recording
Access the Slides


8.  Small Business Administration: 
The SBA is sponsoring loans for small businesses affected by COVID-19.  Rates are said to be lowered shortly but currently 3.25% 30 year loans.

This is possible relief for centers who may NOT have the cash flow to survive. The President has said he would waive rates, but that is not guaranteed.    Up to $2 million per small business available.


9.  Renal Physicians Association Coding Guidance:

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