COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)

During the current COVID-19 emergency, Comagine Health ESRD Network 16 is fully staffed, and business operations are not interrupted. If you are a patient or facility with a concern about COVID-19 please dial our ESRD Network COVID-19 Helpline.  

24/7 ESRD Network 16 COVID-19 Helpline - 1 (800) 368-5804


COVID-19 Resources  (For Patient Resources, click here.)


Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

CMS Press Release: President Trump Expands Telehealth Benefits for Medicare Beneficiaries During COVID-19 Outbreak

CMS ESRD Provider Telehealth and Telemedicine Toolkit

CMS COVID-19 Focused Infection Control Survey - Dialysis Provider Self-Assessment

CMS Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention of COVID-19 in Dialysis Facilities Revised 03/30/2020

CMS COVID-19 Medicare Provider Enrollment Relief FAQs

CMS COVID-19 Quality Reporting Programs Guidance Memo

CMS ESRD QIP FAQs: Exceptions for Dialysis Facilities Affected by COVID-19


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

CDC Guidance for COVID-19 in Hemodialysis Facilities

CDC Clinical Care Guidance for Healthcare Professionals about COVID-19 Revised 05/03/2020

CDC Evaluating and Reporting Persons Under Investigation (PUIs) Revised 05/03/2020

CDC Criteria for Return to Work for Healthcare Personnel with Confirmed or Suspected COVID-19 (Interim Guidance)  Revised 05/02/2020

CDC Special Considerations for Patients on Home Dialysis Revised 05/13/2020
 


CMS COVID-related survey/certification questions and waiver requests:

CMS QSOG Emergency Prep: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Specific 1135 waiver requests for ESRD NW16 (Western Consortium*): This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Western Consortium: AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, ND, NV, OR, SD, UT, WA, WY and the Pacific Territories.

Setting up Non Medicare-certified Isolation Clinic:  Review the COVID-19 Medicare Provider Enrollment Relief Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).


Supply/Resource Requests

CMS requires facilities to contact their local disaster management agency at least annually and as needed for support with restoration of services or to obtain medical resources such as PPE in the event of an disaster or emergency. Please refer to your state guidance for contact information

Alaska | Idaho | Montana | Oregon | Washington

State Guidance: Mandatory COVID-19 Reporting Suspected or Confirmed Cases  
Click here for Excel File


Other Resources

Comagine Health ESRD: Coping with Infectious Disease Outbreaks in the Dialysis Setting

NTDS: NTDS Coronavirus (Comprehensive list of resources, including all relevant CDC links)

SAMHSA: SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline: 800.985.5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746

FEMA: Community Emergency Response Team Training: Disaster Psychology

ASN/DPC: Webinar: What the COVID-19 Means for Kidney Patients

Noridian Healthcare Solutions:  Information on Billing Telehealth

NCC:  COVID-19 FAQs by ESRD Patients:  English | Spanish

NCC:  COVID-19 Quickinars for Providers and Patients

 ESRD NCC COVID-19 Events

Home Dialysis Central: How to Support Home Dialysis Patients During a Pandemic

Patient Hotlines:

  • DaVita: 800.400.8331
  • Fresenius: 800.626.1297
  • Additional patient hotlines: click here.

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Current Closures:

No Network facilities have been reported to be closed at this time.
 
Updates on facility "Open/Closed" Status are also posted at dialysisunits.com
 

 

Facility Closures
 
To notify us of your facility closure, complete the online form. This includes disruption due to COVID-19 coronavirus.
 
 
Emergency facility closures are listed above and at http://www.dialysisunits.com/.
 

 

 

KCER (Kidney Community Emergency Response) Coalition www.kcercoalition.com
The Kidney Community Emergency Response (KCER) Program provides technical assistance to End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Networks to ensure timely and efficient disaster preparedness, response, and recovery for the kidney community. Also included on the site are resources for emergency management preparedness and response for individuals, patients, staff and organizations.

Disaster Planning Resources - Providers

Disaster Planning Resources - Patients