Webinar Series: COVID-19 and Dialysis


The COVID-19 Impact: Changes and Challenges for Dialysis Providers 
A webinar series addressing the changes and challenges in operations, legislation, and legal issues that are impacting dialysis providers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Webinars aired on the live dates listed below, and are now available on-demand.  Registration is required for this complimentary webinar series. CEU credit is available for a small fee. Details below. 


Past Events in this Series 

Part 1: Legislation, Waivers and Flexibilities for Dialysis Providers

Live broadcast on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 

The first webinar in this series provided an overview of key regulatory actions that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has taken to date to help dialysis providers care for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The webinar also described CMS waivers on provider enrollment and licensure, survey and certification, provision of dialysis to patients in nursing homes, and billing and reimbursement.  The webinar also provided details on Medicare advanced payments to providers and additional potential sources of federal funding relief for treating COVID-19 patients. 

Learning Objectives 
  • Understand waivers and regulatory flexibilities the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued for dialysis providers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Learn about accelerated payments that Medicare is making available to dialysis providers and additional potential sources of funding to help providers respond to COVID-19. 


Part 2: Outlook on Future Legislation and Regulatory Changes 
Live Broadcast on May 13, 2020 

In April, we updated you on some of the latest federal policy developments. But changes continue, and are moving fast. On May 13, Dean Rosen and Lauren Aronson from the bipartisan federal lobbying firm Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas will discuss the latest legislative and regulatory developments, their impact on dialysis providers, what they are working on to protect the interest of NRAA members, and the likely road ahead for future changes. 

Learning Objectives 
  • Recognize all major federal legislation impacting dialysis providers and the healthcare sector 
  • Describe NRAA efforts in Washington, D.C. on behalf of NRAA members 
  • Explain the outlook for future legislation and regulatory changes impacting dialysis providers


Part 3: Paid Leave Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act:  Key Concepts, Limits and Exceptions for Dialysis Providers
Live broadcast on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 

In Part 3 of our webinar series, attorneys from McGuireWoods LLP’s labor and employment group discussed the paid employee leave requirements of the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The focus was on compliance issues and challenges facing dialysis providers under the new law. 

Learning Objectives 
  • Explain dialysis provider-relevant issues in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
  • Describe employee exceptions under employee exceptions
  • Summarize the impact of sheltering in place orders and furloughs



This webinar series is offered at no fee. Registration for each individual webinar is required. 

Continuing Education Credit
Continuing Education Credit is available for $5.00. 
Renal Healthcare Association is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #10584, for 1 contact hour per webinar. 


For questions about registration for Webinar Wednesdays or other Renal Healthcare Association webinars, contact headquarters at education@renalhealthcare.org.

For information or questions regarding the educational content of the program or continuing education, contact the Director of Education Valerie Okrend at vokrend@renalhealthcare.org.

For general information on Renal Healthcare Association, including membership benefits and programs, contact Headquarters at admin@renalhealthcare.org or call 215-320-4655.