Dialysis Facility Compare datasets

These are the official datasets used on the Medicare.gov Dialysis Facility Compare Website provided by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.  These data allow you to compare the quality of care provided in Medicare-certified dialysis facilities nationwide.

Dialysis Facility Compare data was last updated on Jan 24, 2018.


  • January 2018 update: The PY 2018 End-Stage Renal Disease Program Quality Incentive Program data is now available.
  • With the January 2018 refresh, the following measures on Dialysis Facility Compare were updated with new data:
    • Frequency of patient death, hospital admission, or readmission
    • Frequency of transfusions
    • Proportion of adult hemodialysis patients who received treatment through an arteriovenous fistula
    • Proportion of adult hemodialysis patients who had a catheter (tube) left in a vein longer than 90 days, for regular hemodialysis treatments
    • Survey of patients’ experiences
    • Hemoglobin management (Downloadable Data Only)
    • Prevention of bloodstream infections
  • The following measures will continue to display the July 2017 release data until the next update:
    • Adult and child patients who had enough waste removed from their blood during hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis
    • Adult patients who had too much calcium in their blood
    • Phosphorus concentrations in the blood (Downloadable Data Only)
    • Quality of patient care star rating
  • About the Data : On the DFC website, the About the Data page indicates the dialysis adequacy data for the January 2018 release were calculated using data from April 1, 2016 through March 31, 2017. This description is incorrect. The dates for the data used to calculate dialysis adequacy are October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016.

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