About the Network of New England
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) ESRD Network Program consists of a national network of 18 ESRD Networks responsible for each United States territory and the District of Columbia. These ESRD Networks service geographic areas based on the number and concentration of ESRD beneficiaries. The Networks are responsible for developing local objectives and goals that support national priorities mandated by CMS and the legislative requirements of Congress.
ESRD Networks are required to conduct specific Quality Improvement Activities focused on patient care, maintaining a patient registry, providing educational materials, and investigating patient grievances. These activities are described in the CMS Statement of Work (SOW).
Each year quality improvement activities, and goals associated with the activities, are established. Facilities are encouraged to review both the overarching and yearly goals to best understand Network activities.
The Network of New England (Network 1) services dialysis patients and providers in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
Network 1 activities support approximately 15,079 dialysis patients with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). These patients receive treatment at 197 Medicare-certified dialysis facilities, including 4 Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals and 15 transplant centers in the Network service area.
For a complete analysis of ESRD patients, facilities, and transplant centers census, please refer to the Annual Reports page.
How Can We Help You?
Our Network has qualified staff members who are ready to assist with questions or concerns. To assist in directing your communication, please view the Network 1 Staff page which outlines contact information by department.
Learn more about what we do by reading our Kidney Chronicles: Introducing the IPRO ESRD Network Program
Boards and Committees
If you have questions or need assistance, please contact us:
IPRO ESRD Network of New England
Network 1 (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT)
1952 Whitney Avenue, 2nd Floor
Hamden, CT 06517
Main Line: 203-387-9332
Toll-Free Patient Line: 866-286-3773