CMS recognizes that depression is a common psychological disorder for ESRD patients and that depression and mortality in ESRD patients may be linked. The intent of this Quality Improvement Activity is to improve the screening and treatment of depression for ESRD patients. Here you will find links and information that will assist you in development of a process to ensure completion, documentation, and appropriate follow-up of a depression screening for qualifying patients.
If your facility is in the Depression QIA Project, please log in to Providers.Exchange (P.E) for project specific resources, reporting links, data and summary reports.
Providers.Exchange, or P.E., is Qsource – Heartland Kidney Network’s facility portal. All Quality Improvement Activity (QIA) resources and facility specific monthly reports are loaded there. Your facility’s Medicare CCN is the log in ID, and you can obtain the password from your clinic manager.
If you have problems logging in, please contact Qsource – Heartland Kidney Network at 816-880-9990 for assistance.