IPRO ESRD Networks are tasked by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to work with facilities to increase the use home therapies.
Home dialysis modalities are underutilized in the USA with only 8% of the dialysis patients undergoing renal replacement therapy at home versus 92% being treated with center hemodialysis.
As a result, the following AIM with a 5-year target has been set to guide national health promotion and management to improve the health of all people in the United States living with ESRD: by 2023, to increase the number of ESRD patients dialyzing at home to 16% from the 2016 national average of 12%.
The intent of the Home Dialysis QIA is to promote referral to home dialysis modalities, identify and mitigate the barriers to timely referral, and determine the steps patients and providers can take to improve referral patterns. The Networks shall increase the number of patients on a home modality by participating in the ESRD NCC Home Dialysis LAN, and assisting dialysis facilities in the implementation of interventions to support patients through the process of training to dialyze at home.
Tools and Resources
February 2018 Network Calendar Printable PDF
Data Collection Tools
Printable Patient Education Materials
January 31, 2018
Home Therapies QIA Kick-Off Webinar Review project timelines, report root causes to low home therapies training, and review project interventions for 2018. Slides; Recording; Post Assessment
For more information:
Quality Improvement Coordinator