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How Data is Used

Quality Insights Renal Network 5 is required by contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to maintain provider/facility as well as patient demographic information; collect, analyze, and validate the data; submit annual reports reflecting public data; and track ESRD treatment changes for all patients treated in the Network 5 area (District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia). 

Learn more about EQRS, the CMS national database for dialysis patient and clinical data reporting, and access Annual Reports and additional resources in this section of our website.

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