Webinar Wednesdays Series

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The NRAA Webinar Wednesdays series is a  monthly educational webinar series taught by leaders in the dialysis and kidney care industry.  Each month experts address best practices in patient care, quality measures, facility leadership and team management.  
Plug-in and access learning on the go! 

Convenient E-Learning – no special equipment is required, just a computer with internet connection and speaker or phone 
Relevant & Timely – features only information and tips that support effective facility management and optimal patient care
Affordable – no travel costs and time away from the office
Accessible – NRAA Members and Non-Members are welcome to participate
CE hours – NRAA is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 10584, for 1 contact hour, advance registration is required.

Interested in previous webinars? Our series is recorded and available on NRAA Education Station.

Note: At this time CEU's are only available for live participation in webinars as they are presented, and are not distributed for viewing past webinars.   



Registration - COMING SOON
September 27, 2017 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET

Presented by:
Spencer Hutchins and Virna Little PsyD, LCSW

Forty percent of dialysis patients suffer from depression. Patients may sometimes think that depression is a normal part of having with chronic kidney disease. Even some providers may think there can be good reasons for depression, and may not offer much in the way of treatment, or give up too easily.

Kidney disease is a difficult, chronic illness for patients and requires many life changes. However, clinical depression is not normal and can be treated. Screening of patients for depression can be accomplished easily by using the PHQ9 on a regular basis followed by offering comprehensive treatment to all.

In over 80 randomized controlled trials, the evidence shows that Collaborative Care Model (CoCM) is better than routine care in improving depression. Diagnosis can be confirmed through structured interview and consultation with a psychiatric consultant, and a team of a care manager & psychiatric consultant can provide care coordination, talk-therapy, and medication recommendations to providers.

Finally, Medicare is supporting this program for any practice that can deliver the service. Starting this year, it has created 3 new G-codes. These codes can help support the program changes that this model utilizes.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the benefits and evidence base of collaborative care
  • Discuss how the principles would benefit their patients
  • Describe screening/ monitoring tools and treat to target in depression care
  • Explain tracking for depression and describe the value of it in dialysis patients
  • Identify billing codes for Medicare 


One of the great benefits of NRAA membership is that NRAA Webinar Wednesdays are free to members (primary representatives and additional contacts).  
If you're interested in joining, click here.

Pricing NRAA Member Company and you are the Primary Representative or Additional Contact NRAA Member Company but you are NOT the Primary Representative or Additional Contact Your Organization is NOT yet an NRAA Member
Per Webinar FREE $15 $15
CE's $5 $5 $5
Total $5 $20 $20

Totals per webinar assume a CE fee is included with each

Cancellation Policy: NRAA will issue a full refund for cancellations on registrations received up to 24-hours prior to the scheduled broadcast start time. Please contact NRAA directly at (215)320-4981 or email education@nraa.org to cancel & request a refund.  Refunds will not be issued for cancellation requests received less than 24-hours prior to the scheduled broadcast start time.


For questions about registration for Webinar Wednesdays or other NRAA webinars, contact NRAA headquarters at education@nraa.org.

For information or questions regarding the educational content of the program or continuing education, contact NRAA Director of Education Valerie Okrend at   vokrend@nraa.org or 215-564-3484 x2223.

For general information on the NRAA, including membership benefits and programs, contact NRAA Headquarters at nraa@nraa.org or call 215-320-4655. 

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