The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is charged with the effective administration of Medicare benefits to eligible persons with end stage renal disease (ESRD). Integral to the effective management of the ESRD program is the operation of a comprehensive data base covering medical and demographic information for the Medicare ESRD population. This data base, along with other ESRD program-related data, is contained within the ESRD Program Management and Medical Information System (PMMIS). CMS recognizes the need to disseminate the information developed from the ESRD PMMIS data and any resulting analyses of these data. This report presents statistics concerning recent trends in ESRD treatment and detailed discussions of selected health issues involving the ESRD population. Several of the tables in this report emphasize trends and comparisons over time, making this report a standard reference on the Medicare ESRD population and on ESRD treatment patterns. Data released to CMS from other organizations have been included and identified where appropriate.
AGENCY SPONSOR: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
FEDERAL CONTACT: Joel Greer, 410-786-6695
PIC ID: 7182
PERFORMER: The Lewin Group, Fairfax, VA