When permanently closing a Dialysis Facility it is important that the ESRD Network is notified.  The Network will work with you to ensure that all patients are transferred to other facilities and that your data is closed out of EQRS, the ESRD Quality Data Reporting System.  

The attached Facility Closure Checklist will help guide you in completing the necessary steps to ensure compliance with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Data Management Guidelines.

Opened a request with the ESRD Network to assist you with opening your facility through the Customer Support Request Portal as your first step.  Once we validate that your facilities 2744, 2728, and 2746 forms are completed and that there are no patients remaining on your facility roster, we will close the facility in EQRS.