ESRD Data Systems
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) established the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Quality Initiative Program (QIP) as part of its ongoing efforts to improve the quality of dialysis care provided to ESRD patients. This initiative supports quality improvement efforts among providers and makes available quality information that will enable patients to participate in making health care decisions.
The backbone of CMS’s ESRD information system is CROWNWeb—the Consolidated Renal Operations in a Web-Enabled Network. ESRD networks and dialysis facilities use CROWNWeb to enter and submit patient and clinical quality of care data to CMS.
- National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN)
- Dialysis Data
- Quality Incentive Program (QIP)
- In Center Hemodialysis Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (ICH CAHPS)
PII/PHI and HIPAA
Please be advised that email correspondence to the Network IS NOT SECURE and does not meet the guidelines established by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) for transmission of patient identifying information (PII) or protected health information (PHI).
For more information about PII/PHI and HIPAA guidelines, please click here.