Facility Status Reporting: COVID-19
Due to the ongoing progression and daily changes regarding the COVID-19 outbreak in the US, the ESRD Network is requiring that all dialysis facilities that are not reporting daily at the national level complete a daily COVID-19 Facility Status Report on patients and staff members at the facility.
ALL dialysis organizations are required to complete the report DAILY unless the facility is closed.
You do not need to complete this survey if you are already reporting at the national level (i.e. Fresenius Kidney Care, DaVita, DCI, American Renal Associates, and US Renal Care)
Use the link below to us send your report:
Network 1 Facility Status Report: COVID-19
ESRD Network Resources
View our Healthcare Workers - Coping with Infectious Disease Outbreaks in the Dialysis Setting Flyer
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 Webpage.
Guidance for Healthcare Facilities: Preparing for Community Transmission of COVID-19 in the United States
CDCs Emergency Preparedness and Response - Health Alert Network (HAN) Messages
CDCs COVID-19 Person Under Investigation (PUI) Case Report Form
Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of PPE includes information regarding eye protection, isolation gowns, facemasks, and N95 respirators.
Evaluating and Testing Persons for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Guidance for Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Patients with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19 in Outpatient Hemodialysis Facilities
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Outpatient Dialysis Facility Preparedness Assessment Tool
COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Blanket Waivers for Health Care Providers
COVID-19 Flexibilities Overview
2019-Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Medicare Provider Enrollment Relief Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Ambulances: CMS Flexibilities to Fight COVID-19
End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Facilities: CMS Flexibilities to Fight COVID-19
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
To keep up with the important work CMS is doing in response to COVID-19, please visit the Current Emergencies Website.
Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) COVID-19 Test Pricing Fact Sheet
COVID-19 FAQs for EHB.
Press Release: CMS Prepares Nation's Healthcare Facilities for Coronavirus Threat
Full Press Release: CMS Issues Guidance to Help Medicare Advantage and Part D Plans Respond to COVID-19
Memo: Information Related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 - COVID-19 for Medicare Advantage Organizations
ESRD Provider Telehealth and Telemedicine Tool Kit
General Provider Telehealth and Telemedicine Tool Kit
Topics include, but are not limited to:
Increase Hospital Capacity – CMS Hospitals Without Walls
Rapidly Expand the Healthcare Workforce
Put Patients Over Paperwork
Further Promote Telehealth in Medicare
CMS Relief from QIP-related Reporting Requirements Additional Bulletin (ESRD/NHSN pp. 9-10)
CMS Relief from QIP-related Reporting Requirements. Find the full CMS Press Release
CMS ESRD Provider Telehealth Toolkit
American Society of Nephrologists (ASN)
ASN-hosted webinar focused on COVID-19 guidance for dialysis facility from the CDC and a presentation on managing patients with COVID-19 who require dialysis
View the Webinar Slide Handout
View the Webinar Recording
ASN FAQ: Information for Screening and Management of COVID-19 in the Outpatient Dialysis Facility provided by ASN for Dialysis Facility Staff PDF
ASN Coronavirus Awareness Poster PDF
National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers (NCTRC)
American Kidney Fund (AKF)
AKF has established a Coronavirus Emergency Fund to provide critically needed financial assistance to low-income dialysis and transplant patients who are facing unexpected expenses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The AKF Coronavirus Emergency Fund will provide grants to any U.S. dialysis or recent kidney transplant patient who applies to AKF and demonstrates financial need. Dialysis and transplant patients may get more information about applying from their social workers or transplant coordinators.
State-Specific Required Infection Prevention Activities
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has issued health advisories, guidance, and resources for facilities to utilize in complying with mandated infection control procedures in all Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina state health care facilities (including dialysis facilities). The best source of information for providers is the information for healthcare professionals on the CDC's Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) main webpage.
Connecticut Department of Public Health COVID-19 webpage.
For requests for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), please visit https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus/Pages/Request-for-Personal-Protective-Equipment.
For information about non-emergency transportation, please visit https://portal.ct.gov/dss/Health-And-Home-Care/Non-Emergency-Medical-Transportation.
Maine Center for Disease Control & Prevention COVID-19 webpage.
For more information about MaineCare Services, please visit https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/oms/COVID-19.shtml.
Massachusetts Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 webpage.
For more information about how the Massachusetts Department of Public Health is working closely with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide updated information about the novel coronavirus outbreak, please visit https://www.mass.gov/resource/information-on-the-outbreak-of-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19.
New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 webpage.
For more information for healthcare providers in New Hampshire, please visit https://www.nh.gov/covid19/resources-guidance/healthcare-providers.htm.
For questions or assistance, please contact us:
IPRO ESRD Network of New England
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Hamden, CT 06517
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World Health Organization (WHO)
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ASPR TRACIE Topic Collection: Coronaviruses
World Health Organization (WHO) Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak Daily Updates
Health Industry Distributors Association (HIDA) Novel Coronavirus Resource Center
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) COVID-19 Overview
American College of Physicians (ACP) Novel Coronavirus: A Physician's Guide
American Society of Transplantation (AST) FAQs for Organ Transplantation and COVID-19
Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC) Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Information for Dialysis Patients
SAMHSA Tips For Social Distancing, Quarantine, And Isolation During An Infectious Disease Outbreak