IPRO ESRD Program

IPRO Wins Four Regional Dialysis Quality Improvement Contracts

(Lake Success, NY) December 9, 2015 – IPRO has won four regional End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Network quality improvement contracts to support dialysis patients, families and providers in 13 states across the U.S.

Last week the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), announced it was awarding five-year contracts totaling $110 million in Medicare funding to seven entities nationwide.

IPRO will be responsible for Network 1 (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts); Network 2 (New York); Network 6 (North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia); and Network 9 (Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky). IPRO was the incumbent ESRD Network contractor in New England and New York but is a first-time awardee in Networks 6 and 9.

“We’re pleased and grateful that CMS has renewed our contracts in New York and New England while extending our Network leadership responsibilities to two other regions of the U.S.,” says IPRO Chief Executive Officer Theodore O. Will.

“With the assistance of our large volunteer community, our organization will be responsible for supporting 117,000 patients, 1684 facilities and 52 transplant facilities, across the four regions,” says IPRO ESRD Network CEO Susan Caponi, RN, MBA. “That translates to one-quarter of our nation’s ESRD patient population.”

For more information, please see the full Press Release.

Network of New England

The IPRO End Stage Renal Disease Network of New England serves as the Medicare contractor for the New England States of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.

IPRO is a national organization providing a full spectrum of healthcare assessment and improvement services that foster more efficient use of resources and enhance healthcare quality to achieve better patient outcomes. To learn more about IPRO please visit their Website.

IPRO ESRD Network of New England has four main functions that incorporate national goals and facilitates their attainment.