The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) ESRD Network Program consists of a national network of 18 ESRD Networks, responsible for each U.S. state, territory, and the District of Columbia. ESRD Networks service geographic areas based on the number and concentration of ESRD beneficiaries. The ESRD Network Program is responsible for developing local objectives and goals that support nationwide priorities mandated by CMS and the legislative requirements of Congress.
ESRD Networks are required to conduct specific quality improvement activities focused on patient care, maintain a patient registry, provide educational materials and investigate patient grievances. These activities are described in the CMS Statement of Work (SOW).
Each year quality improvement activities, and goals associated with these, are established. Facilities are encouraged to review both the overarching and yearly goals to best understand Network activities.
Network 2 covers approximately 28,000 dialysis patients receiving treatment at 268 Medicare certified dialysis facilities including six Veterans Affairs hospitals, and 13 transplant centers in the Network service area.
For a complete analysis of ESRD patients, facilities, and transplant center census, please refer to the Network 2 Annual Report under Publications and Resources.
How May We Help You?
The Network has qualified staff members who are ready to assist with questions or concerns. Please visit the Network 2 Staff page, outlining contact information by department, which may assist you in directing your communication.
Boards and Committees
For a complete list of Board and Committee members, including terms of service, appointment year, state, affiliations, and position, please click here.