COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)
During the current COVID-19 emergency, Comagine Health ESRD Network 16 is fully staffed, and business operations are not interrupted. If you are a patient or facility with a concern about COVID-19 please dial our ESRD Network COVID-19 Helpline.
24/7 ESRD Network 16 COVID-19 Helpline - 1 (800) 368-5804
COVID-19 Resources (For Patient Resources, click here.)
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
CDC Evaluating and Reporting Persons Under Investigation (PUIs) Revised 05/03/2020
CDC Special Considerations for Patients on Home Dialysis Revised 05/13/2020
CMS COVID-related survey/certification questions and waiver requests:
Western Consortium: AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, ND, NV, OR, SD, UT, WA, WY and the Pacific Territories.
Setting up Non Medicare-certified Isolation Clinic: Review the COVID-19 Medicare Provider Enrollment Relief Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
CMS requires facilities to contact their local disaster management agency at least annually and as needed for support with restoration of services or to obtain medical resources such as PPE in the event of an disaster or emergency. Please refer to your state guidance for contact information
State Guidance: Mandatory COVID-19 Reporting Suspected or Confirmed Cases
Click here for Excel File
Comagine Health ESRD: Coping with Infectious Disease Outbreaks in the Dialysis Setting
Noridian Healthcare Solutions: Information on Billing Telehealth
NCC: COVID-19 Quickinars for Providers and Patients
Home Dialysis Central: How to Support Home Dialysis Patients During a Pandemic
- DaVita: 800.400.8331
- Fresenius: 800.626.1297
- Additional patient hotlines: click here.
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KCER (Kidney Community Emergency Response) Coalition – www.kcercoalition.com
The Kidney Community Emergency Response (KCER) Program provides technical assistance to End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Networks to ensure timely and efficient disaster preparedness, response, and recovery for the kidney community. Also included on the site are resources for emergency management preparedness and response for individuals, patients, staff and organizations.
Disaster Planning Resources - Providers
- Preparing for Emergencies: A Guide for People on Dialysis (English)
- Prepárese para Emergencias: Una guia para personas en diálisis (Spanish)
- Patient Emergency Identification Card (PDF)
- Clamp & Disconnect: "How to Get Off a Dialysis Machine in an Emergency Evacuation" (PDF)
- Emergency Diet Plan
- 3 Day Emergency Diet Plan - Spanish
- Network's Role in an Emergency
- What Can Chronically Ill Patients Do to Brace for Natural Disasters?
If you can't read any of these documents – see http://www.nwrn.org/viewers for help.