Chronic Kidney Disease Management Strategies for Primary Care Providers


Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) invites primary care providers (PCPs) to an online learning series on chronic kidney disease (CKD) management strategies. The courses offer continuing medical education (CME) credit at no cost to you. We’re pleased to offer this 12-part series through the National Kidney Foundation® (NKF), an independent organization dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease.

How to Access the Modules

We’ve emailed contracted BCBSTX PCPs a link to register for the series through the NKF learning management system. If you missed or didn’t receive an email, you can find registration instructions in Availity® Essentials in BCBSTX Payer Spaces in the Resources section.

Course Offerings

  • Earn 0.5 CME credit for each of the following modules completed:
  • Strategies for Slowing Progression in CKD
  • Blood Pressure Management in Patients with CKD
  • Nutritional Management in Kidney Disease: Opportunities and Challenges
  • CKD and Cardiovascular Risk Management in Primary Care
  • Strategies to Improve Outcomes in Diabetic Kidney Disease
  • Evaluation and Diagnosis of Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Women’s Health and CKD from the Primary Care Perspective
  • Medical Management of Advanced CKD from the Primary Care Perspective
  • Management of Geriatric Patients with CKD from the Primary Care Perspective
  • Addressing Health Inequities: An Opportunity to Improve Outcomes in Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Replacement Therapy from the Primary Care Perspective
  • Medication Management in Patients with CKD

You may complete the modules in any order and take as many as you choose.

More about CKD

Kidney diseases are a leading cause of death in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About 37 million adult Americans are estimated to have CKD, and most are undiagnosed.

BCBSTX tracks the quality measure Kidney Health Evaluation for Patients with Diabetes (KED) to help improve quality of care. KED applies to members ages 18 to 85 with diabetes (type 1 or type 2) who received a kidney health evaluation. An evaluation is defined by an estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and a urine albumin-creatinine ratio (uACR) during the measurement year.

The above material is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician or other health care provider. Physicians and other health care providers are encouraged to use their own medical judgment based upon all available information and the condition of the patient in determining the appropriate course of treatment. The fact that a service or treatment is described in this material is not a guarantee that the service or treatment is a covered benefit and members should refer to their certificate of coverage for more details, including benefits, limitations and exclusions. Regardless of benefits, the final decision about any service or treatment is between the member and their health care provider.

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