The IPRO ESRD Network is here to assist dialysis facilities for the duration of the pandemic. We will continue to provide information and essential resources for you to continue providing patient-centered care.

Healthcare Provider Resources

The resources below are from reliable sources including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the ESRD Network Program. Many of the flyers and handouts provided by the ESRD Network Program are region-specific. Be sure to click on your corresponding Network to load the resource that is relevant to your facility.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

To keep up with the important work CMS is doing in response to COVID-19, please visit CMS' Current Emergencies page.

  • Ambulances: CMS Flexibilities to Fight COVID-19: Press Release
  • COVID-19 FAQs on Medicare FFS Billing: Press Release
  • ESRD Facilities: Flexibilities to Fight COVID-19: Press Release
  • Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) COVID-19 Test Pricing: Fact Sheet
  • FAQs on Essential Health Benefits Coverage and COVID-19: Article
  • Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention of COVID-19 in Dialysis Facilities (Revised): Memo
  • COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Blanket Waivers for Health Care Providers: Article
  • End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Facilities: CMS Flexibilities to Fight COVID-19: Article

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The CDC provides updated information as it becomes available. The COVID-19 Situation Summary will be updated at noon Monday through Friday.

  • CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Main Webpage
  • Healthcare Facilities: Managing Operations During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Link
  • Health Alert Network (HAN) Messages: Link
  • Strategies to Optimize the Supply of PPE and Equipment: Link
  • How Our Facility is Keeping Patients Safe from COVID-19: Flyer

ESRD Network Program

  • COVID-19 Screening and Management: Toolkit
  • Where to Find Credible Information About COVID-19: Handout

Healthcare Provider Webinars

COVID-19: Grief Leadership and System Supports

  • Hosted by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)
  • Friday, June 26, from 10:00 - 11:00 am ET
  • Register for the Webinar

Dialyzing Patients in Skilled Nursing Homes During the COVID-19 Pandemic

 CMS hosts varied recurring stakeholder engagement sessions to share information related to the agency's response to COVID-19. These sessions are open to members of the healthcare community and are intended to provide updates, share best practices among peers, and offer attendees an opportunity to ask questions of CMS and other subject matter experts. Calls for dialysis organizations are every Wednesday at 5:30 pm EST. For more information visit the CMS Podcast Page.

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