About the Network of the Ohio River Valley

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 our overarching goals to best understand Network activities.

Quick Facts

The Network of the Ohio River Valley (Network 9) services dialysis patients and providers in Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio.

Network 9 activities support approximately 33,417 dialysis patients with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). These patients receive treatment at 599 Medicare-certified dialysis facilities including 5 Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals and 14 transplant centers in the Network service area.

For a complete analysis of ESRD patients, facilities, and transplant centers census, please refer to the Annual Report 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 9 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

For a complete list of Board and Committee members, including terms of service, appointment year, state, affiliations, and position, please view our Boards and Committees page.

ESRD Network of the Ohio River Valley
If you have questions or need assistance, please contact us:

IPRO ESRD Network of the Ohio River Valley
Network 9 (IN, KY, OH)

Corporate Mailing Address:
IPRO ESRD Network Program
1979 Marcus Avenue
Lake Success, NY 11042-1072

   Department Phone and Fax Lines:
Patient Services: 516-231-9767
Data Management: 516-268-6426
Administration: 516-686-9790

Toll-Free Patient Line: 800-238-3773 (ESRD)

IPRO ESRD Network Program