News and Events
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Network 8 is moving to a new office (5/23/2013)
Effective May 29 our office will relocate to Ridgeland, Mississippi. While our telephone and fax numbers will remain the same, our new mailing and physical address will change to:
Network 8, Inc.
775 Woodlands Parkway
Ridgeland, MS 39157
Our phone lines and voice mail will be unavailable on Wednesday, May 29. If you must contact us during that time, please send a fax to 601-932-4446, and we will reply as soon as possible. We look forward to serving you from the new location.
Webinar to focus on Healthcare Acquired Infections (HAIs) (6/5/2013)
Network 8's HAI Learning & Action Network will host Part 2 of Surveillance of HAIs in Outpatient Dialysis Using the NHSN Dialysis Events Module on June 20, 10:00-11:00am CDT. Click here to register online.
This webinar will provide an overview of the basics of capturing data for the NHSN dialysis events module. It will also cover common errors in identifying and reporting dialysis HAI events and summary (denominator data) and how to prevent these errors.
Dr. Marion Kainer, MD, MPH, with the Tennessee Department of Health and a member of the HAI LAN workgroup, will present on the topic. Dr. Kainer is nationally known through her investigative work in partnership with the CDC last year when she traced the outbreak of fungal meningitis to contaminated injections originating from a single compounding pharmacy. She has worked extensively with the NHSN and is dedicated to helping dialysis facilities achieve the rates of improvement that hospitals have experienced through surveillance and improved procedures.
Those unable to attend the live session may check our news page a couple of weeks afterward for a link to the recorded session.
Print and Save Copies of the 2728 and 2746 forms (6/3/2013)
Although CROWNWeb provides a way to electronically submit data directly to CMS, CMS also requires dialysis facilities to retain a print copy of the signed and dated CMS-2728 and CMS-2746 forms at the facility level to assist with data validation efforts.
For instructions on printing forms, please visit the links below:
Printing a CMS-2728 Form:
Printing a CMS-2746 Form:
New issue of Needle Tips available online (5/23/2013)
New issue of Vaccinate Adults available online (5/23/2013)
CDC study highlights protocols that cut infections in half (5/15/2013)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released results of its Dialysis Bloodstream Infection Prevention Collaborative showing a 32 percent decrease in overall bloodstream infections and a 54 percent decrease in vascular access-related bloodstream infections after CDC prevention guidelines were used. Click on this link to learn more about how the use of simple tools can produce dramatic improvements in patient safety.
Online Training for Surgeons, Interventionalists, and other Renal Clinicians (4/29/2013)
There will be two webinar sessions available for Hemodialysis Access Planning, Creation and Maintenance Coordination. The first webinar will be on June 13, 2013 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. EST. Click here to register for the June 13 webinar. The second webinar will be June 19, 2013 from 700-9:00 p.m. EST. Click here to register for the June 19 webinar.
Payment Year 2015 QIP Presentation (4/24/2013)
On March 13, 2013, CMS hosted a National Provider Call on the ESRD Quality Incentive Program which provided a detailed view of clinical and reporting measures and the scoring methodology for performance year 2013. Click here to view the presentation.
CMS announces new ESRD Network Program scope (1/10/2013)
The information on this page was reviewed 6/5/2013.