Although the sample used for CROWNWeb’s CPM calculations is not statistically representative of the community at large, the results of these CPMs are comparable to the values in the 2006-2007 ESRD CPM Annual Report.

However, since a number of the definitions have been modified in the CROWNWeb CPMs, such as the inclusion of an additional anemia management CPM (AM CPM Ib), 12 mineral metabolism CPMs, and the two vascular access CPMs listed above, the results are not expected to closely align to the previous CPM sample data. See Table 1 and Table 2 for a comparison of CROWNWeb’s preliminary 2009 HD and PD CPMs against the 2006-2007 ESRD CPM Annual Report.

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Please note that these tables include preliminary CROWNWeb CPM data, collected during the testing period. The information provided should not be used for any purpose other than comparison of the data results between the collection methods used for the CPM Project and CROWNWeb CPMs.

Table 1: Preliminary HD CROWNWeb 2009 CPMs

Table 2: Preliminary PD CROWNWeb 2009 CPMs

To keep the renal community informed about how facilities are currently using CROWNWeb, CMS’ vascular access data requirements, the user authentication process and more, CMS is hosting a series of interactive WebEx sessions. These sessions, which run from January to June 2010, feature key members of the renal community who share their thoughts, experiences, and expectations for CROWNWeb on a variety of topics.

Topics still to be covered during this interactive series include:

  • CMS’ vascular access data requirements.
  • Tips and trick that facilities are using when entering data into CROWNWeb.
  • The user authentication process to accessing CROWNWeb.

Stakeholders can also view video and slides of past presentations by visiting the Project CROWNWeb website, where interested individuals can register for the remaining presentations in this interactive series.
More information on CROWNWeb is available at the Project CROWNWeb Web site (, or by visiting the CMS CROWNWeb Web site at and clicking on the ESRD tab.

* With the exception of scheduled downtime for maintenance.

The work upon which this publication is based was performed under Contract Number HHSM-500-2006-NW007C, entitled End Stage Renal Disease Networks Organization for the State of Florida, sponsored by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services. The content of this publication does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

The author assumes full responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of the ideas presented. This article is a direct result of the Health Care Quality Improvement Program initiated by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which has encouraged identification of quality improvement projects derived from analysis of patterns of care, and therefore required no special funding on the part of this contractor. Ideas and contributions to the author concerning experience in engaging with issues presented are welcomed. Ideas and contributions can be sent to [email protected].

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