Dialysis Facility Mandatory Reporting of COVID-19 Impact:
Please use this online form to report if your facility has any PUI (persons being tested) or Positive Cases of COVID-19 

In an emergency, the Network is required by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to:
• Work with Federal, State and local government agencies as needed to assist with patient safety and ensure dialysis facilities are prioritized to be open
• Assist with, track, and report patient access to treatment
• Report and publish the status of facility operations during emergency events

Upcoming Webinars

Thursday, April 2, 2020  2:00 PM EDT
NYC DOHMH Update on COVID-19 for New York City Healthcare Providers Register Here

Thursday, April 2, 2020  7:00 PM EDT
American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Webinar on Hospital Care and Treatment Options for COVID-19 Positive Patients with ESRD and AKI Register Here

IPRO ESRD Network of New York
(ESRD Network 2)
Patient Hot Line:
800-228-ESRD (3773)

State DOH COVID-19 Hotline: 
Westchester County COVID-19 Resources webpage

Printable COVID-19 Materials:

ASN: Patient COVID-19 Poster
American Association for Kidney Patients (AAKP):
CKD & COVID-19: What You Need to Know flyer


Clinical Guidance

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)
3/26 CDC Recommendations and Policy Updates for Current Challenges in the Dialysis Setting Webinar Recording; Slides
3/10 COVID-19 Practical Experience and Updated Guidelines Webinar Recording; Slides

NY State DOH:
Guidance for Healthcare Providers webpage
Attention All Patients! STOP (Symptoms) Poster
STOP: No Visitors are Allowed At This Time Poster

How to contact your local Department of Health webpage

New York City:
HAN #8 Emergency Supply Shortage and Testing Guidance link
Guidance for Healthcare Workers to Self Monitor link
Stop the Spread Poster link
Coronavirus Fact Sheet link
NYC Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Webpage

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) link
     • 3/10/2019 CDC Interim Additional Guidance for Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Patients with  Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19 in Outpatient Hemodialysis Facilities  link
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Communication Resources link
     • Preparing for Community Transmission link
     • Resources for Health Care Facilities webpage
     • FAQ for COVID-19 webpage
     • Guidance for dialysis safety including infection prevention tools webpage
     • Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Communities web page
     • Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of N95 Respirators webpage
     • Sign up for the  CDC newsletter to receive weekly emails about the COVID-19 outbreak.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
Current Emergencies web-page COVID-19
COVID-19 Flexibilities webpage
1135 Waiver and Rule Change FAQ
Temporary Regulatory 1135 Waivers Press Release
Relief from QIP-related Reporting Requirements Additional Bulletin (ESRD/NHSN pp. 9-10) here
Relief from QIP-related Reporting Requirements. Find the full CMS press release here  
ESRD Provider Telehealth Toolkit
Telehealth Restrictions Removed Press Release and Links
CMS  Virtual Toolkit to stay up-to-date on CMS materials available on COVID-19

Information for Patients

High Risk and Special Populations webpage
COVID-19 Fact Sheets (Printable) webpage

Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC)
COVID-19 webpage
DPC Webinar What COVID-19 Means to Kidney Patients Recording
Take Care of Your Behavioral Health  PDF
Coping with Stress During Infection Disease Outbreaks PDF 
White House Coronavirus Task Force
Keeping Safe Flyer

Coronavirus Information, Tips and Resources
  • A two-page fact sheet provided here
A short flyer
New York State Department of Health: Link
Northeast Kidney Foundation
3/19 COVID-19 Patient Q&A Recording
Network Resources:
5 Urgent Reminders PDF
Patients' Safety Tips for Dialysis Transportation PDF
ESRD National Coordinating Center Resources:
Patient Empowerment Strategies for Coping with COVID PDF

Other Resources:

• Transplantation Society Guidance for Transplant Clinicians on COVID-19 link
•  ANNA COVID-19 Information and Resources link  
•  The Nephrology Social Media Collective's NephronPower:
   reports on the experience in China with dialysis patients and COVID- 19 link
• Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network: Responding to COVID-19
American Society of Nephrologists (ASN)
Information for Screening and Management of COVID-19 in the Outpatient Dialysis Facility FAQ provided by ASN for Dialysis Facility Staff PDF
New York State Health Commerce System (NYSHCS)
New York State dialysis providers should be receiving updates from the DOH via the  Health Commerce System . If your facility does not already have an active NYSHCS account for NYPORTS please see this website for instructions on creating an account:

Required Infection Prevention Activities

The New York State Department of Health  (DOH) has issued health advisories, guidance and resources for facilities to utilize in complying with mandated infection control procedures in ALL NY State Health Care facilities. (including Dialysis Facilities)
  • DOH Current Information: The best source of information for providers is the Information for Providers button on the Coronavirus banner on the DOH main website page.  link 

Additional Resources:

World Health Organization webpage 

CDC COVID-19 webpage 
ASPR Public Health Emergencies webpage

New York State:
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) webpage

New York City:
NYCDOHMH webpage