At the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, researchers are determining whether data entered into the agency's CROWNWeb system are comparable to data entered via traditional means.
The CROWNWeb system, launched in February 2009 to support the updated Conditions for Coverage for dialysis facilities, speeds CMS data review by enabling facilities to submit data electronically.
In the current effort, researchers are comparing CROWNWeb data from participating Phase II facilities against data provided by dialysis facilities nationwide. The study team plans to establish if the data entries are in line with benchmarks established for end-stage renal disease.
The comparison process involves CMS researchers evaluating a subset of data entered into CROWNWeb, which includes such nonclinical files as patient demographics and treatment information, as well as such clinical components as dialysis adequacy, anemia management, mineral metabolism and vascular access data.
- here's the Renal and Neurology News article