Welcome to ESRD Network 9/10!

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New and Noteworthy

  • Register Now! – Explore Transplant Workshop (Two sessions to choose from November 14 or 15).
  • The Renal Network Clinical Performance Measures 2012-2013 [PDF, 1.03Mb] booklet is now available for download.
  • The Renal Network 2011 Annual Statistical Report is now available for review.
  • 2012 Nomination Process for Medical Review Boards of NW 4 & NW 9/10 – The nomination process is now closed for positions on the Medical Review Board of ESRD Network 4 (PA & DE) and ESRD NW9/10 (IN, OH, KY & IL).
  • ESRD PPS and QIP Updates: Announced July 2, 2012 – Medicare Proposes Revisions to the End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System, Quality Incentive Program, and Bad Debt Reductions for All Medicare Provider. For more details see updates page. Checking the payment systems on an online toto site is crucial for secure and hassle-free transactions. Reliable 토토사이트 offers diverse payment options like credit cards, e-wallets, and cryptocurrencies. Ensuring these systems are safe and efficient guarantees players can deposit and withdraw funds confidently, enhancing their overall betting experience.
  • ESRD QIP Performance Score Reports – From July 15 through August 15, 2012, dialysis facilities will be able to preview their ESRD QIP Performance Score Reports and submit clarification questions about their scores on http://www.dialysisreports.org/. For more information download sample report [PDF, 604KB] and June 21, 2012 Open Door Special Forum [PDF, 3.8Mb] on ESRD QIP, performance reporting and how to use DialysisReports.org.
  • CMS issues changes to final rule for ESRD PPS and requirements for QIP. The provisions in the final rule will be effective for payments to dialysis facilities on or after Jan. 1, 2012; and the new requirements for the ESRD QIP will affect the payment rates in payment years 2013 and 2014. Download final rule in PDF format [849Kb].
  • The 2010 Elab National and Trends Report (June 2011) is now available for download [PDF, 2.5M]


NHSN Enrollment for Outpatient Dialysis Facilities

NHSN Dialysis Event Reporting for CMS ESRD QIP
  • NHSN Enrollment and Set-Up for Outpatient Dialysis [Download slides PDF, 8.2Mb] This Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) webinar provides instructions for enrolling in NHSN. The one hour webinar presentation covers training and preparation, rules of behavior, registration, requesting and installing the digital certificate, submitting the survey and signing the consent form.
  • NHSN Dialysis Event Surveillance [Download slides PDF 3.2Mb] This slide set describes the reporting requirements for NHSN.

Educational Meeting Opportunities

Patient Care Technician Recertification Information:

ESRD Conditions for Coverage Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Patient Care Technicians [PDF, 79Kb]

Check these organizations and their websites for information on approved certification training and examinations:

  • Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission (NNCC), www.nncc-exam.org
  • Board of Nephrology Examiners for Nursing and Technology (BONENT), www.bonent.org.
  • National Nephrology Certification Organization (NNCO), www.ptcny.com.

A Hemodialysis Review Course is also available through Nephrology Clinical Solutions. Download program flyer for more information. [PDF, 2.62Mb]

5 Diamond Patient Safety Program

5 Diamond Patient Safety Program logo

The 5 Diamond Patient Safety Program is now available in ESRD Network 4 (Pennsylvania and Delaware), ESRD Network 9 (Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky), and ESRD Network 10 (Illinois). The 5 Diamond Safety Program is a voluntary program to assist dialysis facilities with specific areas of patient safety. The program includes tools and resources needed to implement these different aspects of patient safety. For more information or to register to participate, visit our 5 Diamond Patient Safety Program page.

Changes to ESRD Claims Reporting:

The new CMS prospective payment system is now in effect. For more information:

NRAA Develops Bundling Tool – The National Renal Administrators Association has developed the NRAA Bundling Tool to provide a way to estimate the impact of the bundled payment regulation on dialysis organizations. To view the tool, go to www.nraa.org.

  1. Final Rule for the ESRD QIP{Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 3 / Wednesday, January 5, 2011 / Rules and Regulations} [PDF, 212KB]
  2. End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System {Federal Register/ Vol. 75, No. 15 /Thursday, August 12, 2010/ Rules and Regulations} [PDF, 4.8M]
  3. For additional background materials and information, visit our MIPPA resource page.


Last updated on: October 9, 2012