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New Facility Information

Patient with Doctor Inside Hospital with Busy Nurses

If you have a new facility that is opening, follow these steps:

  • Complete the HSAG ESRD Networks’ new facility form via this link:
  • Email the HSAG Network Data Manager at when the form has been completed.
    • The Network will enter the facility in EQRS.
  • Begin registering users in HCQIS (Healthcare Quality Information System) Access Roles and Profile so that your staff will have access to EQRS. For more information about registering users go to
  • Submit the following as soon as you start seeing patients (prior to receiving Medicare license):
  • Once you receive your CMS letter approving your participation in the ESRD program, email a copy of the letter to the HSAG Network Data Manager at


CROWNWeb is a web-based data-collection system that allows Medicare-licensed facilities to transmit ESRD-patient data electronically to Medicare (CMS).

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National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN)

CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network is the nation’s most widely used healthcare-associated infection tracking system. NHSN provides facilities, states, regions, and the nation with data needed to identify problem areas, measure progress of prevention efforts, and ultimately eliminate healthcare-associated infections.

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Conditions for Coverage

CMS ESRD Conditions for Coverage (CfCs). CMS develops CfCs that healthcare organizations must meet in order to begin and continue participating in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. These minimum health and safety standards are the foundation for improving quality and protecting the health and safety of beneficiaries.

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