Vascular Access: CROWNWeb Definitions and You

The importance of accurately reporting vascular access data in CROWNWeb (CW) is crucial. Facilities are held accountable for maintaining accurate reporting of the access types used for their patients. Incorrect reporting in CW of vascular access can cause errors, and ultimately payment reductions, under the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Quality Incentive Program (QIP) measures.

CROWNWeb has specific definitions for the different vascular access types. According to the Project CROWNWeb Vascular Access Type Definitions document, “the vascular access choices in CROWNWeb refer to the access currently in use for dialysis, not for any other accesses that may be present. Indicating the correct vascular access choice at the start will decrease confusion and allow CROWNWeb to disclose the correct fields for each patient, helping facilities provide the most accurate data.”

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