We’re Comagine Well being ESRD Community 18 offering assist and steering to ESRD sufferers and dialysis services in grievance investigations, high quality enchancment technical help, information administration, emergency administration assist and schooling for the sufferers and suppliers in our service space. Community 18 helps the Advancing American Kidney Well being nationwide initiatives that embrace:
- Decreasing the variety of People growing end-stage renal illness by 25 p.c by 2030
- Having 80 p.c of latest ESRD sufferers in 2025 both receiving dialysis at house or receiving a transplant
- Doubling the variety of kidneys accessible for transplant by 2030
Community 18 is considered one of 18 Networks beneath contract with CMS to work collaboratively with dialysis professionals, suppliers and sufferers to enhance affected person care. Based on Title XVIII Part 1881 of the Social Safety Act requires every Community Group of every community be liable for:
- Encouraging, in line with sound medical follow, the usage of the therapy settings most suitable with the profitable rehabilitation of the affected person and the participation of sufferers, suppliers of companies, and renal illness services in vocational rehabilitation packages;
- Creating standards and requirements referring to the standard and appropriateness of affected person care and with respect to working with sufferers, services, and suppliers in encouraging participation in vocational rehabilitation packages; and community targets with respect to the position of sufferers in self-care settings and present process or making ready for transplantation;
- Evaluating the process by which services and suppliers within the Community assess the appropriateness of sufferers for proposed therapy modalities;
- Implementing a process for evaluating and resolving affected person grievances;
- Conducting on-site opinions of services and suppliers as mandatory, using requirements of care established by the Community Group to guarantee correct medical care;
Community 18 operates in Southern California
To obtain an electronic mail discover each time Information and Occasions is up to date, join the Community 18 weblog: go to esrdbulletins, click on on the “Observe” button within the decrease right-hand nook of the display screen, and enter your electronic mail deal with. We don’t use these electronic mail addresses for some other function, and we don’t share them.
Discover a record of Occasions for Sufferers.
Discover a record of Occasions and Deadlines for Skilled Employees.
In its function as an Finish Stage Renal Illness (ESRD) Community, Community 18 is liable for making ready the Southern California ESRD neighborhood for emergencies earlier than they happen. Residing with a continual sickness that requires ongoing life sustaining therapy makes being ready of the utmost significance. Holding our sufferers, suppliers, and neighborhood knowledgeable ensures the continuation of take care of all concerned. For extra info and assets that can assist you to get ready and keep related within the occasion of an emergency or pure catastrophe, please go to our Emergency Preparedness web page.
Have a priority or grievance about your ESRD care?
To file a grievance concerning the care you might be receiving at your dialysis facility, contact ESRD Community 18 at 1-800-637-4767.