How We Help Providers

Diagram of CQI process

In all our work, we at Midwest Kidney Network (ESRD Network 11) dedicate ourselves to improving the quality of care for patients with kidney disease. We work with ESRD providers to develop and improve the systems and processes within their facilities.  

Quality Improvement Strategies

  • Providing technical assistance to dialysis facilities
  • Providing facility-specific clinical trends reports to each facility
  • Working with the Network 11 Medical Review Committee and Executive Committee to recommend treatment goals
  • Developing and conducting quality improvement projects targeting specific patient outcomes
  • Developing new clinical tools and resources

Quality Improvement Resources

Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI) tools were developed by CMS.

Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Action Plan template was developed by Midwest Kidney Network.

Tools for implementing key changes from the Institiute for Healthcare Improvement