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ESRD Network Organizations


Under the direction of CMS, the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Network Program consists of a national network of 18 ESRD Networks, responsible for each U.S. state, territory, and the District of Columbia.  ESRD Networks service geographic areas based on the number and concentration of ESRD beneficiaries.

ESRD Networks work with consumers and ESRD facilities and other providers of ESRD services to refine care delivery systems to make sure ESRD patients get the right care at the right time.  The Program's responsibilities include:

  • Assuring the effective and efficient administration of benefits
  • Improving quality of care for ESRD patients
  • Collecting data to measure quality of care
  • Providing assistance to ESRD patients and providers
  • Evaluating and resolving patient grievances

Quality Improvement Work

To achieve the vision of the ESRD Network Program, the right care for every person every time, the Program assists providers in transforming quality to make healthcare:

  • Safe
  • Effective
  • Patient-Centered
  • Timely
  • Efficient
  • Equitable

Through ESRD Networks and in partnership with other stakeholders, the Program assists providers in transforming healthcare quality to:

  • Improve the quality of care and quality of life for ESRD patients
  • Improve data reporting, reliability, and validity
  • Establish and support partnerships and cooperative activities among ESRD Networks, Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs), Medicare Advantage organizations, state survey agencies, professional groups, patient organizations, and ESRD facilities/providers.

ESRD Network Program Overview [PDF, 85.5 KB]

Strategic Plan ESRD Network Program [PDF, 76KB]

Emergency Preparedness for Dialysis Facilities (PDF, 2.23MB)

CMS Central Office ESRD Staff Contacts [PDF, 69KB]
Related Links Inside CMS
End Stage Renal Disease Quality Initiative

Clinical Performance Measures Project

Dialysis Facility Compare

ESRD Center Page
Related Links Outside CMSExternal Linking Policy
ESRD Networks National Coordinating Center


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