Home Options Network (HON)

Baxter’s Home Options Network (HON) model focuses on providing members with clinical and operational support for establishing a home dialysis program or for an existing home dialysis program.   

A)  Establishing a home program – the HON team can guide you through the licensure and certification process.  HON start-up services include:

  • Assist with identifying site location 
  • Help member complete and file all federal, state and city paperwork 
  • Assist with all third-party vendor agreements and commercial payor registration
  • Provide a planning document – outline of detailed activities required for opening a home PD program
  • Assist with identifying qualified candidates and providing guidance with the interview process 
  • Provide robust set of policy and procedure manuals compliant with CMS Conditions for Coverage
  • Assess and assist with on-site Survey Readiness Audit


B)  Existing dialysis program – ongoing support services provided to help independent programs succeed both clinically and operationally.  Examples of ongoing support offerings include:

  • Provide ongoing training and support focused on CMS Conditions for Coverage compliance
  • Periodic Survey Readiness Audits / chart reviews / QAPI assessment
  • Offer the opportunity to participate in HON educational WebEx events
  • Offer Clinical Benchmark Outcome reports, prescription management reviews
  • Provide ongoing operational consultant services including
    • Periodic review of facility financial statements / accounts receivable reports / proforma projections / budget analysis – including operational recommendations

To see a more detailed listing of HON offerings, click here.

The HON team provides members with timely updates relating to CMS/Industry communications via HON Message in a Minute email distribution.  An example of this is HON COVID-19 Message in a Minute.

In addition to member-status services, HON offers a variety of a la carte services to facilities that are not HON-member clinics, including a Nurse Mentorship program.

To learn more about the Home Options Network offerings, please email [email protected] or to speak with a HON team member call 1.800.323.4533.