Qsource ESRD Networks
We aim to improve quality of care in our states for each and every person living with chronic kidney disease and receiving renal replacement therapy. Qsource facilitates two end-stage renal disease (ESRD) networks, ESRD Network 10 in Illinois and ESRD Network 12 in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska.
Under the direction of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the national ESRD Network Program consists of 18 regional ESRD Networks, covering every U.S. state, territory and the District of Columbia.
Together, Network 10 and Network 12 support the work of healthcare clinicians, kidney dialysis facilities and transplant centers as they accelerate improvements in quality care for the nearly 59,000 Medicare beneficiaries with ESRD in these five states.
We place the highest priority on patient needs and engagement while also working directly with healthcare providers.
Through our two ESRD networks, we
Monitor the quality and improvement of care ESRD patients receive
Collect data to administer national Medicare ESRD programs
Provide technical assistance to providers caring for persons with ESRD
Develop programs and activities that inform patients and lead to better treatment results
Conduct Learning & Action Networks (LANs) that promote improvements in patient health management
Identify ways to help prevent renal disease through chronic care delivery
Assist ESRD patients with grievances
The Role of The Renal Network
The role of ESRD Network 10 is to promote and support quality dialysis care and outcomes of ESRD patients and kidney transplant patients through patient services, education, quality improvement and the collection, analysis and exchange of relelevant incidence, prevalence, surveillance and outcome data.
The Network Structure
ESRD Network 10’s organizational structure is capable of supporting all activities of the Network, especially the quality improvement and patient-centered services described in the Statement of Work (SOW) between the ESRD Network Organizations and CMS. In addition to Network staff, there are four primary committees: the Network Council, Board of Directors, Medical Review Board and the Patient Advisory Council that oversee and direct Network activities.