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 COVID-19 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. If you would like to view upcoming webinars or other events, please view our Events page.

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.

  • Key Components for Continued COVID-19 Management for Dialysis Facilities: Memo
  • Dialysis Facilities in COVID-19 Hotspots: Checklist
  • 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: Main Webpage
  • Preparing for Natural Disasters, Severe Weather, and COVID-19: Link
  • Guidance for Healthcare Workers about COVID-19 Testing: Link
  • Information for Healthcare Professionals about COVID-19: Link
  • Community, Work, and School COVID-19 Hub: Link
  • Staffing Resources and Guidance: Link
  • 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
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If you have questions or need assistance, please contact us:

 Main: 919-463-4500
Patient Toll-Free: 800-524-7139
COVID-19 Patient Hotline: 516-507-8897
COVID-19 Facility Hotline: 516-567-0206
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Other Contacts:

ESRD Network Program

  • Webinar: Sharing Best Practices and Addressing Transportation Barriers in Dialysis Patients during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Slides|Recording
  • COVID-19 Screening and Management: Toolkit
  • Where to Find Credible Information About COVID-19: Handout
  • COVID-19 Pandemic Supplemental Training: Video
  • Emergency Transportation Options for Dialysis Patients Handout: Network 6
  • Dialysis Audit Tool: Hand Hygiene with Sanitizer (English): English|Spanish
  • Hand Sanitizer Audit Tool Provider and Patient Resource: Guide

Other Resources

  • ASN COVID-19 Toolkit for Nephrology Clinicians: Preparing for a Surge: Link
  • ASN Information for Screening and Management of COVID-19 in the Outpatient Dialysis Facility: Link
Nursing Home Data
  • NEW! - North Carolina - COVID-19 Ongoing Outbreaks in Congregate Living Settings: Link
  • NEW! - Georgia - Long-Term Care Facility COVID-19 Reporting: Link
  • NEW! - South Carolina - Nursing Home & Extended Care Facilities Impacted by COVID-19: Link