The mission of Network 15 includes helping dialysis and transplant facilities to improve the level of care provided to patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD). We accomplish this through providing:
- Technical assistance
We are also involved in the collection and validation of information about persons with ESRD. This information is collected through a variety of means including:
- The National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN)
Please review the topics provided on this website for more in-depth information. If you cannot find the resources you seek online, please contact our office.
National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN)
This is the official website for National Healthcare Safety Network.
This document provides an overview of monthly dialysis event surveillance.
MyCROWNWeb.org is a website managed for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to offer help and technical support to users of the CROWNWeb system.
2016 Provider Newsletters
This educational and informative newsletter is distributed to dialysis facilities each quarter.
Conditions for Coverage
This page provides basic information related to survey and certification of dialysis facilities for ESRD surveyors and dialysis providers. It includes links to applicable laws and regulations, and provides resources to support and assess compliance with Federal regulations.
This official Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) website provides memoranda, guidance, clarifications, and instructions to State Survey Agencies and CMS Regional Offices.
The official website for news and information about the ICH CAHPS Survey.
This page contains English and Spanish language resources about peritoneal dialysis shared by facilities, Network PACs, and other key players in our ICH CAHPS Quality Improvement Activity.
New Facility Information
Information form for new dialysis facilities.
Studies have shown that patients who are more involved in their care tend to feel better and live longer. Check out these resources on patient and family engagement in healthcare.
These audit tools and checklists are intended to promote Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-recommended practices for infection prevention in hemodialysis facilities.
This brochure provides information about how hand hygiene can saves lives.
News from the Dialysis NHSN Helpdesk
Newsblasts are simple and short articles that address important issues currently trending in the Dialysis Helpdesk inbox. In February 2015, the Dialysis Helpdesk began disseminating newsblasts on a monthly basis, towards the end of each month. Refer to the newsblast archive for answers to frequently asked questions, deadline reminders, and breaking news that you may have missed.
Quality Incentive Program (QIP)
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) administers the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Quality Incentive Program (QIP) to promote high-quality care by outpatient dialysis facilities treating patients with ESRD.
This is an informal document prepared by CMS to address frequently asked questions about the ESRD QIP program.
This document provides information on v-tags and interpretive guidance regarding patient IVD excerpted from the CMS ESRD Surveyor Training Interpretive Guidance version 1.1.
The goal of the Decreasing Dialysis Patient-Provider Conflict (DPC) initiative is to provide the dialysis community with resources to manage and decrease conflict. The DPC Toolkit provides resources to help staff involved in the daily operations of the dialysis clinic to better understand, respond to, and decrease conflict.
Dialysis Facility Information
Annual Dialysis Facility Reports (DFRs) and quarterly Dialysis Facility Compare (DFC) Reports are made available to facilities, State Survey Agencies, and Regional Offices online at dialysisdata.org which replaces the old DialysisReports.org website
Annual Dialysis Facility Reports (DFRs) and quarterly Dialysis Facility Compare (DFC) Reports are made available to facilities, State Survey Agencies, and Regional Offices online at dialysisdata.org which replaces the old DialysisReports.org website.
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HSAG Alerts, Recalls, and Notices
- FDA Safety Communication: RECALL - Hospira Issues a Voluntary Nationwide Recall For One Lot Of 25% Dextrose Injection, USP (Infant)
- CDC Health Alert: CDC Recommendations for Diagnosing and Managing Shigella Strains with Possible Reduced Susceptibility to Ciprofloxacin
- FDA Recall: Sterile Compounded Products by Isomeric Pharmacy Solutions: Recall - Lack of Sterility Assurance