COVID 19 Vaccine

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COVID-19 Vaccine Alternative Pathway for Dialysis Patients and Providers 

The Administration is announcing a new partnership with dialysis clinics to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to people receiving dialysis and health care personnel in outpatient dialysis clinics. Kidney disease disproportionately affects racial and ethnic minorities as 34% of patients on dialysis are Black and 19% are Hispanic. People on dialysis who contract COVID-19 often have severe health outcomes and have a 50% hospitalization rate and a mortality rate between 20-30% from COVID-19. There are about 500,000 people in the U.S. who receive regular dialysis treatment. Through this partnership, the Administration will provide vaccines directly to dialysis treatment centers so patients who typically go three times a week for treatment are able to get vaccinated at their place of care. 


CDC Network Administrator Program Documents

 

Fresenius Medical Care Network Administrator Program 

Step 1. FMC asks the organizations to confirm their participation as soon as possible by way of signing the agreement. They can send the signed agreements to QualityData@fmc-na.com. This is a monitored mailbox and we will make sure to forward the agreements to the appropriate individuals within FMC.

Step 2. Once the agreement is signed, the participating providers need to complete the following forms linked below:
  • Provider Profile Template – participating organizations’ IT staff should complete in a csv format and within the technical specifications provided and email the csv file to QualityData@fmc-na.com. It is critical that we get this in the right format on the initial submission in order to expedite the onboarding process. If there are any questions, don’t hesitate to ask.
Step 3. Participating clinics need to attend Fresenius’ CDC/ACIP training. We can discuss a plan that works best for everyone.

If any questions about the Network Administrator Program under FMC, please contact:


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