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To create a world without kidney diseases, the ASN Alliance for Kidney Health elevates care by educating and informing, driving breakthroughs and innovation, and advocating for policies that create transformative changes in kidney medicine throughout the world.

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Kidney Week

Special Session

ETC Home Stretch? The ESKD Treatment Choices Model, Including the Christopher R. Blagg, MD, Endowed Lectureship in Kidney Diseases and Public Policy

November 04, 2023 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Location: Room 103, Pennsylvania Convention Center

Session Description

Started on January 1, 2021, the ESKD Treatment Choices (ETC) Model is intended to encourage greater use of home dialysis and kidney transplants for Medicare beneficiaries with kidney failure. This session reviews and analyzes the effectiveness of ETC while presenting additional opportunities to increase use of and access to home dialysis and transplantation through policy and regulatory implementation.

ASN gratefully acknowledges the Northwest Kidney Centers and its contributors for support of the Christopher R. Blagg Endowed Lectureship in Kidney Diseases and Public Policy. ASN thanks the ASN Home Dialysis Steering Committee for assistance with this session.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Describe how ETC, other models, and value-based care initiatives are transforming the landscape of kidney care
  • Provide an international perspective on how to build an environment for successful home dialysis
  • Outline strategies to successfully increase home dialysis and transplantation in one's practice and meet ETC's metric targets
  • Discuss legislative and regulatory advocacy opportunities nephrologists have to shape government policies in ways that increase use of and access to home dialysis transplantation

Learning Pathway(s)

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