Updated 3/7/2023

Facility emails and Tickets submitted to the Network containing any of the below PHI/PII are immediately reported to CMS. 

PII: Personally Identifiable Information
  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Initials
  • Date of Birth (DOB)
  • Social Security Number (SSN)
  • Medicare Beneficiary ID (MBI)
  • Patient Address
PHI: Protected Health Information
  • Any combination of the above information with:
    • Lab results
    • Behavioral concerns
    • Treatment type/duration


If you have any questions, please review resources here: 

  • HIPAA Training Materials: Link

    Health Information Privacy: Link

    Understanding Patient Safety Confidentiality: Link

    HIPAA Basics for Providers: Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules: Guide 
    National Provider Identifier Standard (NPI): Link

When contacting the ESRD Network: always include the UPI, never any PHI/PII !!