IPRO Wins Four Regional Dialysis Quality Improvement Contracts
(Lake Success, NY) December 9, 2015 – IPRO has won four regional End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Network quality improvement contracts to support dialysis patients, families and providers in 13 states across the U.S.
Last week the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), announced it was awarding five-year contracts totaling $110 million in Medicare funding to seven entities nationwide.
IPRO will be responsible for Network 1 (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts); Network 2 (New York); Network 6 (North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia); and Network 9 (Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky). IPRO was the incumbent ESRD Network contractor in New England and New York but is a first-time awardee in Networks 6 and 9.
“We’re pleased and grateful that CMS has renewed our contracts in New York and New England while extending our Network leadership responsibilities to two other regions of the U.S.,” says IPRO Chief Executive Officer Theodore O. Will.
”With the assistance of our large volunteer community, our organization will be responsible for supporting 117,000 patients, 1684 facilities and 52 transplant facilities, across the four regions,” says IPRO ESRD Network CEO Susan Caponi, RN, MBA. “That translates to one-quarter of our nation’s ESRD patient population.”
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ESRD Network of New York
The End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Network of New York (Network 2) is operated by IPRO, an independent, not-for-profit corporation, and the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) for New York State. Network 2 is the fifth largest Network in the ESRD Network Program, serving over 28,000 patients who are receiving treatment for ESRD.
Network 2 is dedicated to assisting dialysis and renal transplantation centers in establishing and maintaining high standards of care for ESRD patients. The organization is one of 18 ESRD Network Organizations under contract to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). IPRO is fully committed to promoting and achieving the goals and vision of the ESRD Network Program, as well as providing support to the patients and providers within the Network 2 area.
As specified in the CMS Statement of Work (SOW), each Network is responsible for conducting activities in the following areas:
- Administration, Committees and Learning and Action Networks
- Data Management
- Emergency Preparedness and Response
- Patient Services
- Publications, Resources and Educational Programs
- Support the ESRD Quality Incentive Program (QIP)
- Quality Improvement: Support, Projects and Initiatives
Network activities, which are framed by the National program goals of improving the quality of healthcare services and quality of life for ESRD beneficiaries, are tailored to meet local needs and include: