Home Options Network (HON)

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.  Start-up services – include CMS/State application guidance and submission, survey readiness/certification preparation, site identification, and a comprehensive set of policy and procedure manuals.  Additional ongoing clinical and operational support services include – CMS compliance/survey readiness audits, financial performance reviews, inventory management, nurse education/training, HON-member networking and QAPI review. Click here to see a detailed listing of the HON-member support service offerings.

In addition to member-status services, HON offers a la carte services to facilities that are not HON-member clinics.  Click here and here for information on a la carte services.  The following are some of the a la carte services offered through HON:


Nurse Mentorship program

Offers training and education to nurses new to Peritoneal Dialysis in both clinical and practical skill areas. The mentorship will focus on managing and training patients, home clinic management, Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI), maintaining regulatory compliance around the CMS Conditions of Coverage and all State requirements.


Comprehensive Policy and Procedure Manuals for a home dialysis program

This includes a robust set of policies and procedures for a new start up home dialysis training/support facility, or an existing home program looking to maintain compliance with state and federal requirements.


Emergency Preparedness tools

Is a set of resources that can be customized for a facility to aid in compliance with the CMS Emergency Preparedness Final Rule that went into effect on November 15, 2017. Resources include: an Emergency Operations Plan, Patient Disaster Plan, Staff training and testing program and Tabletop Exercise guidance.


Compliance Audit Review

Is a survey readiness audit to gauge a facility’s compliance with CMS Conditions of Coverage and State regulations.


Additional programs

Additional program offerings are Adequacy, Prescription and Supply Utilization Review and Quality Assurance Performance Improvement Review.


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.