One of the Network’s quality improvement activities (QIA) in 2018 focuses on efforts to support the gainful employment of ESRD patients ages 18-54 who are not currently enrolled in vocational rehabilitation or accessing services.
Each facility participating in the QIA has been asked to conduct a vocational rehabilitation (VR) audit for all patients in CROWNWeb to identify eligibility, interest in VR, documentation of referral, and utilization of services.
To help accomplish goals of the QIA, the Social Security Administration’s Ticket to Work program can provide information for patients about returning to work without losing their disability benefits. The website includes valuable resources:
- Employment Network’s search tool
- Success Stories to support patient referral efforts
- Past and upcoming webinars
- Blog that provides daily updates on the program