UM-KECC Projects


Active Projects


Project NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunded byTime PeriodWebsite Search Terms
ESRD Quality Measure Development, Maintenance, and Support (Measures)YI LiCMS9/26/13 - 9/25/18ESRD, Quality Measures, Public Reporting, Compare dialysis services, Compare quality of dialysis care
Utilization of Data Indicators in the ESRD Survey Process (Oversights/DFR)Joseph MessanaCMS9/30/16 - 9/29/21Quality Improvement, Quality Measures, ESRD, Practice Patterns
Evaluation of the Comprehensive End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Care (CEC) InitiativeRichard HirthThe Lewis Group, CMS4/16/15 - 4/15/20 
End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Quality Incentive Program (QIP)Yi LiArbor Research, CMS

9/16/13 - 3/1/19

United States Renal Data System Coordinating Center (USRDS)Rajiv SaranNIH/NICHHD




ESRD, Data, Registries, Acute kidney injury, Chronic Kidney Disease, dialysis, Kidney transplant
Optimization and Simulation of Kidney Paired Donation Programs (Paired Donation)Jack KalbfleischNIDDK4/25/12 - 4/30/21Kidney transplantation, paired donation, exchange cycles and chains
Cascading Impact of Bundled Payment on Peritoneal Dialysis Provisions and Outcomes Research InstituteRichard HirthDuke University, NIDDK

9/15/13 - 8/31/18

Enhancing the cardiovascular saftey of hemodialysis care: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research InstituteRajiv Saran (co-PI)PCORI11/1/16 - 10/1/21 
Supporting, Maintaining and Improving the Surveillance System for Chronic Kidney Disease in the U.S. (CKD Surveillance)Rajiv SaranCDC9/30/16 - 3/1/21Acute kidney injury, Chronic Kidney Disease, Data, Surveillance



Recently Completed Projects


Project NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunded byProject End DateWebsite Search Terms
Collaborative for Clinical/Translational Research between the Renal Research Institue (RRI) and the University of Michigan-Kidney Epidemiology and Cost Center (UM-KECC) Rajiv Saran 12/31/15Progression of CKD, Chronic Kidney Disease, Cardiovascular Outcomes

ESRD Data Utilization:  Dialysis Facility Reports (Now called Oversights/DFR)

Joseph Messana  

Quality Improvement, Quality Measures, ESRD, Practice Patterns

ESRD Data Utilization:  Dialysis Facility Reports State and Region Profiles (Now called Oversights/DFR)Joseph Messana  Quality Improvement, Quality Measures, ESRD, Practice Patterns
Optimization and Simulation of a Kidney Paired Donation ProgramAlan Leichtman 3/31/16paired donation, Kidney transplantation, exchange cycles and chains
ESRD Prospective Payment System (PPS) Project 

Richard Hirth

Joseph Messana

 3/31/17prospective payment system (PPS), dialysis, ESRD
Developing a Comprehensive National Kidney Disease Registry for the Department of Veterans Affairs (Veterans Affairs Comprehensive Kidney disease Registry) The Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns StudyRajiv Saran  Acute kidney injury, Chronic Kidney Disease, Kidney transplant, End stage renal disease, dialysis, Data, Registries
Transplant Program Survey and Evaluation 

Yi Li

Greg Levine