Home dialysis quality improvement activity (QIA)

Network Project Lead: Amanda Morelli, BS, RN
Network Project Co-lead:  Lori Finch, MS, RN, CNN, NE-BC
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Quality Insights Renal Network 5 (QIRN5) is conducting a Home dialysis Quality Improvement Initiative to promote home dialysis therapies to all eligible ESRD patients in the Network 5 service area. This project aims to reduce disparity in the promotion of access to home dialysis. The Executive Order on Advancing American Kidney Health of July 10, 2019, recognizes this inequity.
NATIONAL GOAL: The Network shall support all the goals and initiatives detailed in the Executive Order especially the goal to improve kidney health by having 80% of new ESRD patients in 2025 either receiving dialysis at home or receiving a transplant.

NETWORK GOAL: Using the ABCTM model, the Network shall increase the rate of patients that begin training for a home modality in the Network service area by at least 2.5% by evaluation
-2020 CMS Statement of Work

Project Launch Materials

Facility Acknowledgement Form

Project Syllabus

Project Checklist

Facility ENGAGE Pre-Assessment

Monthly Data Collection

Monthly Data Collection Tool

Patient Engagement Resources

Home Dialysis Simulation Training Program

Home Dialysis: A Video from The Forever is Tomorrow Foundation

MEI Dialysis Decision Aid

MEI Dialysis Decision Aid Patient Questionnaire


Seven Steps

ESRD NCC's National Patient and Family Engagement Learning & Action Network (NPFE-LAN)
Click the arrow beside Home Modality Affinity Group to expand resource list

Shift to Home podcasts

Transitional Dialysis Care Operational Guide



There are webinar events each month. Project participants are expected to participate in all webinar events.
Advanced registration is required in order to participate in all calls
Network Coaching Calls National LAN Calls
(past NCC National LAN events;
click arrow beside Home Modality QIA LAN)
January 9, 2020
Network 5 Kickoff Webinar
(Webinar Slides;
Webinar Recording: MP4Go-To Meeting)
January 14, 2020
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. EST
(Webinar SlidesWebinar Recording)
April 21, 2020
PCORI Online Decision Tool Webinar
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. EST
(Webinar Slides; Webinar Recording)
March 10, 2020
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. EST
(Webinar Recording)
  May 12, 2020
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. EST
  July 14, 2020
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. EST
  September 8, 2020
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. EST
  November 10, 2020
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. EST

Meeting details, including registration link and call overview, will be provided as they are received. Please note that these dates are subject to change based on speaker availability.

All project participants not present for the live webinar event are required to view the webinar recording for the event(s) which they were not present, and complete an attestation form.

Some of the ESRD NCC webinar events offer continuing education credit.  Please visit the ESRD NCC site at https://esrdncc.org/en/qia/, select your QIA of interest, and see upcoming and past events for opportunities.