CKD-10 Increase the proportion of chronic kidney disease patients receiving care from a nephrologist at least 12 months before the start of renal replacement therapy
About the Data
Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.
Number of new chronic kidney disease patients who saw a nephrologist at least 12 months prior to starting renal replacement therapy
Number of new chronic kidney disease patients
From the CMS-2728 Medical Evidence Form:
Prior to ESRD therapy, was patient under care of a nephrologist?
If Yes, answer:
- 6-12 months
- >12 months
Qualification for renal replacement therapy is based on the submission of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Medical Evidence Form (CMS-2728). The cohorts include incident hemodialysis patients for whom it is known whether they saw a nephrologist prior to initiation.
The United States Renal Data System (USRDS) data, data collection procedures, calculation methods, and other technical information are included in its Annual Data Report Atlas, Appendix A.
Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.
Additional resources about the objective
More information can be found in Appendix A of the USRDS Annual Data Report Atlas.