The Renal Network, Inc.
Description of Duties for Elected Committees
Medical Review Board
The Medical Review Board serves as the primary
advisory panel for all Network quality improvement activities, including
clinical performance measures, facility review, medical care evaluation
studies, patient grievances, special studies and surveys regarding the health
care delivery to ESRD patients.
To meet these responsibilities in an ongoing and
consistent manner, the Medical Review Board is divided into three
subcommittees, each with specific charges. These subcommittees and their
focus area are as follows:
This subcommittee is assigned the task of looking at quality of care issues,
including the review of chart audits and site visits, and requests corrective
action plans, when necessary, and checks the follow-up of these requests.
Data Analysis: This
subcommittee analyzes data routinely collected by the Network, and recommends
additional data necessary or for special study and quality improvement projects.
This subcommittee deals with matters which directly affect patients, such as
grievances, access to transplant and home therapies, as well as vocational
rehabilitation. The subcommittee deals with grievances on an ongoing basis
until each is resolved.
Candidates for elected positions on the Medical Review
have the appropriate
credentials in the discipline they are representing;
be experienced in dialysis
and/or renal transplantation;
be affiliated with
a Medicare approved dialysis facility or transplant center which is a member
of Network 9/10.
required that nominees have email access because many announcements and
communications are relayed via email.
The Medical Review Board meets four times a year.
Travel and overnight lodging are reimbursed to enable members to attend these