Network Mission & Goals
Heartland Kidney Network/Qsource Mission:
To serve healthcare communities by driving value, improving quality and providing innovative business solutions.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Federal Register (HHS § 405.2112 and 405.2134) refers to the ESRD Network’s responsibility to formulate Network-specific goals and the dialysis facility’s responsibility toward participating and pursing Network goals. As directed, the Heartland Kidney Network’s Medical Review Board has set performance goals that every dialysis facility is expected to achieve; most are pursuant with national standards and guidelines (including but not limited to Conditions for Coverage, Quality Incentive Program (QIP), and Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO). The State Survey Agencies utilize Network goals and initiatives as a guideline during their evaluation process and receive a copy annually from the Network.