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Quality Improvement

ESRD Networks are required to develop and implement methods to measure and report on the quality of dialysis services provided under the Medicare program. The Quality Improvement Department staff have developed training materials and resources that are designed to stimulate and support significant improvement in the quality of dialysis care through skills building and development and the promotion of promising practice models. In addition, all educational materials are designed to support the goals and aims of specific CMS ESRD Quality Initiatives.

The Quality Improvement Department can assist you with the development of quality improvement plans, such as Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA), data collection and analysis, the development of disaster and emergency plans, guidance in following the Conditions for Coverage, and can provide one-on-one technical assistance to facilities in need. We continuously update and add new tools and resources to assist facility staff and other nephrology professionals.

Quality Improvement Activities

depression screening

home dialysis

infection prevention

nursing home safety


transplant referral


Other QI Resources

care transitions

dialysis access

goal planning


quality assessment