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Government Resources

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (formerly known as the Health Care Financing Administration)

This is the United States government agency that administers the Medicare End-Stage Renal Disease Program.

http://cms.gov/

Dialysis Facility Compare

This Medicare site provides gives detailed information about Medicare approved dialysis facilities.

http://www.medicare.gov/Dialysis/home.asp

Forum of ESRD Networks

The national organization facilitating the exchange of information and ideas among and about the ESRD Networks.

http://www.ESRDNetworks.org

Social Security Administration

The official website of the Social Security Administration.

http://www.ssa.gov

Centers for Disease Control

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the federal agency charged with protecting health and safety through disease prevention and control.

http://www.cdc.gov

Centers for Disease Control-Diabetes Home Page

Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure in the United States. This site has information on diabetes, its problems and treatments.

http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/

Government Printing Office

The Government Printing Office (GPO) is part of the legislative branch of the Federal Government. It produces and distributes Federal Government information including federal regulations, congressional bills, public laws, and U.S. code.

http://www.access.gpo.gov

Health Care Excel

Health Care Excel is the peer review organization (PRO) for the states of Indiana and Kentucky. The site includes information about corporate services, Medicare and Medicaid utilization review and quality improvement programs, consumer and provider information services, career opportunities, events, and publications.

http://www.hce.org

Medicare

The federal government�s official web site for persons with Medicare. Compare Medigap policies, order publications or look for participating physicians on this site.

http://www.medicare.gov/

Medicare Professional and Technical Information

This website, operated by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, allows you to compare and analyze Medicare benefits.

http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Medicare.html?redirect=/home/medicare.asp

Nephron Information Center

Dialysis Units in the USA provides a national listing of Medicare providers furnishing kidney dialysis and transplant services.

http://www.nephron.com/usacgi.html

National Kidney Diseases Education Program (NKDEP)

NKDEP is an initiative of the National Institutes of Health, designed to reduce the morbidity and mortality caused by kidney disease and its complications.

http://nkdep.nih.gov/

National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

A part of the National Institute of Health in the Department of Health & Human Services with responsibility for conducting and supporting biomedical research and providing health related information to the public. The National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) houses and disseminates disease-specific information through the NIDDK Information Clearinghouse.

http://www.niddk.nih.gov

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)

The Department of Labor official site for laws and regulations regulating workplace health and safety.

www.osha.gov

State Department of Health

State Health Departments carry out certain regulatory functions and provide a variety of educational resources and links to acute care organizations within each state.

Indiana - http://www.state.in.us/isdh

Illinois - http://www.idph.state.il.us/

Kentucky - http://chfs.ky.gov/dph/

Ohio - http://www.odh.ohio.gov/

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

United States Renal Data System (USRDS)

This organization collects, analyzes, and publishes information on renal patients and their care in the United States.

http://www.usrds.org

United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)

This is the agency responsible for supervising the procurement and distribution of human organs for transplantation in the United States.

http://www.unos.org