CMS is hosting a series of stakeholder meetings in August and September 2008 to discuss the End-Stage-Renal-Disease (ESRD) Network (NW) Program, under which 18 regional ESRD Networks work with consumers, ESRD facilities, and other providers of ESRD services to oversee the quality of care ESRD patients receive, collect data to administer the national Medicare ESRD program, and provide technical assistance to ESRD providers and patients. The first meetings is August 28 and the last is September 19.