is End-Stage Renal Disease "ESRD"?
ESRD is irreversible
kidney disease which requires treatment with an artificial kidney
(dialysis) or a kidney transplant for a person to maintain life
and health. ESRD is the only disease which entitles an individual
to Medicare benefits (with some minimum requirements).
is the Intermountain ESRD Network?
ESRD Network (Network #15) is a federally mandated, nonprofit Colorado
corporation that contracts with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid
Services (CMS), to implement the ESRD Network program in its six-state
area: Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.
mission of Network #15 is to facilitate the improvement of quality
of care provided to ESRD patients. Network #15 is also charged with
the collection and validation of information about, and treatment
of persons with ESRD.
is Included on This Web site?
Web site contains information that is most relevant to ESRD patients
(For Network #15 Patients) and ESRD professionals
(For Network #15 Providers) within Network
#15. For more detailed information about Network #15, including
and a copy of our most current Annual Report (pdf), please visit the About Network #15 section
of our Web site.
general ESRD program objectives and highlights please see
Renal Disease Program Overview (pdf
- 47 pgs), the Forum of ESRD Networks at www.esrdnetworks.org, or the National End Stage Renal Disease Network Coordinating Center (NCC).
If you have additional questions after browsing
through our Web site we encourage you to email
us, or contact us at:
End-Stage Renal Disease Network, Inc.
165 S. Union Blvd., Suite 466, Lakewood, CO 80228
Phone: 303-831-8818 Fax: 303-860-8392
Toll free for patients only: 1-800-783-8818