Northwest Renal Network’s February Network 16 News is about Emergency and Disaster Reporting Requirements. Networks are required by CMS to track the status of facility operations and patient access to treatment during emergency events. If the operations of your facility, or ability for patients to have access to dialysis are impacted by emergency events, please let your Network know right away.
- In Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska (Network 16), contact Lisa Hall at LHall@nw16.esrd.net or 206-923-0714. We also ask that you fill out and submit our Disaster Reporting Form, which you can find at https://nwrn.org/files/E/Interruptions.pdf .
- In Southern and South-Central California (Network 18), contact Eileen Rhodes or Julie Aguilar at 888-268-1539 or by email at ERhodes@nw18.esrd.net or JAguilar@nw18.esrd.net , and fill out the form at http://www.esrdnetwork18.org/machform/embed.php?id=16298 . Instructions for the form are at http://www.esrdnetwork18.org/emergency/ .
You can find a copy of the February Network 16 News online at https://www.nwrn.org/providers-and-professional-staff/nw16n.html . We’ve included with your Network 16 News a copy of a page from the ESRD NCC Fistula First program called It only takes a minute to save your [vascular access] lifeline, but we’ll talk about that in a separate post.