End Stage Renal Disease Network’s Responsibility:

The Network is responsible for supporting work which assists the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services in achieving national quality improvement goals and statutory requirements as set forth in Section 1881 of the Social Security Act and the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1986. Network activities are aligned with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) National Quality Strategy (NQS).

Role of the Network

The Networks are critical to achieving bold Centers for Medicare Services goals for healthcare transformation and the aims of the National Quality Strategy
The successful Networks will be patient care navigators and lead transformation by:

  • Serving as conveners, organizers, motivators, and change agents
  • Leveraging technology to provide outreach and education
  • Serving as partners in quality improvement with patients, practitioners, healthcare providers, other healthcare organizations, and other stakeholders
  • Securing commitments to create collaborative relationships with other stakeholders and partners
  • Achieving and measuring changes at the patient level through data collection, analysis, and monitoring for improvement;
  • Disseminating and spreading best practices including those relating to clinical care, quality improvement techniques, and data collection through information exchange

Network relationship with ESRD facilities

  • Identifying opportunities for quality improvement at the individual facility level and providing technical assistance (NQS Principle 4)
  • Promoting all modalities of care, including home modalities and transplantation, as appropriate, to promote patient independence and improve clinical outcomes(NQS Principle 5)
  • Facilitating processes to promote coordination between care settings(NQS Principle 8)
  • Ensuring accurate, complete, consistent, and timely data collection, analysis, and reporting by facilities in accordance with national standards and the ESRD QIP (NQS Principle 6). This also includes the submission of Master Account Holder information for all new facilities to the ESRD Network

See our main Provider Page for a list of our educational resources

IPRO ESRD Network of the Ohio River Valley
Network 9 (IN, KY, OH)
3201 Enterprise Parkway, Suite 210
Beachwood, OH 44122
Main Phone: 216-593-0001
Toll-Free Patient Line: 844-819-3010
Fax: 216-593-0101

Deb DeWalt, MSN, RN
Quality Improvement Director

Sue Swan-Blohm, BS, OCDT
Quality Improvement Coordinator