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Home Dialysis

Quality Improvement Activity (QIA) Overview

In the 2018 Statement of Work (SOW), CMS delegated one of the Quality Improvement Activities (QIAs) to focus on increasing the number of patients utilizing home dialysis in 30% of in-center dialysis facilities located in the Network service area. The Home dialysis QIA is intended to promote referral to home dialysis modalities, identify and mitigate barriers to timely referral, determine the steps patients and providers can take to improve referral patterns, and ultimately increase the number of patients utilizing a home modality. CMS’ goal over the next five years is to move from the 2016 national average of 12% to 16% by 2023.

The current goal of the QIA is to increase the number of patients on a waiting list by 10 percentage points; thereby, improving from the Network baseline of 0.68% to 10.68% by the end of the project year, which concludes in September.

If you have any questions regarding the Transplant Coordination QIA, please feel free to contact me.

Network Project Lead:

Casey Magee, Outreach Coordinator
cmagee@nw8.esrd.net
601-813-0744