Qsource ESRD Network Strategies


Improving Care For Persons With End Stage Renal Disease

In 2016, Qsource and Network Strategies and Innovations, Inc. (NSI) formed a partnership to improve quality of care for persons living with irreversible kidney disease. The organization supports two end-stage renal disease (ESRD) network contracts, The Renal Network in Illinois (Network 10) and Heartland Kidney Network (Network 12) covering Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska.


http://www.therenalnetwork.org/ http://heartlandkidney.org/

Together, The Renal Network (Network 10) and Heartland Kidney Network (Network 12) support the work of healthcare clinicians, kidney dialysis facilities and transplant centers as they advance quality care for the more than 250,000 Medicare beneficiaries with ESRD in these five states.

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.

Qsource ESRD Network Strategies places a high priority on patient needs and engagement while also working directly with healthcare providers. Through The Renal Network and Heartland Kidney Network, 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