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The ESRD National Coordinating Center (NCC) supports and coordinates national activities including: 

  • Developing and distributing technical and educational materials to members of the ESRD community, including providers and new dialysis patients
  • Collecting, analyzing and reporting data for use by the Networks and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • Providing support for the ESRD Network clinical AIMs including vascular access goals, reducing preventable hospitalizations, and reducing infectious risk goals
  • Centralized coordination of emergency preparedness/response services
  • Convening national Patient and Family Engagement and Clinical AIMs Learning and Action Networks

The ESRD Network Program includes 18 ESRD Networks providing the local infrastructure to achieve national goals that result in measurable improvement in the care and services provided to Medicare ESRD beneficiaries and their families.

The NCC supports improvement in the three core goals of the ESRD Network Program: 

  1. Better care for the individual through beneficiary and family centered care
  2. Better health for the ESRD population
  3. Reduce costs of ESRD care by improving care