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 Oct 17, 2018.


  • With the October 2018 release, the following measures on Dialysis Facility Compare were updated with new data:
    • 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
    • Frequency of patient death, hospital admission, or readmission
    • Frequency of transfusions
    • Hemoglobin management (downloadable data only)
    • Phosphorus concentrations in the blood (downloadable data only)
    • Prevention of bloodstream infections
    • 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
    • ICH CAHPS survey of patients’ experiences
    • ICH CAHPS survey of patients’ experiences Star Rating
    • Quality of patient care Star Rating
  • The following measure was released for the first time on Dialysis Facility Compare:
    • Measurement of nPCR for pediatric hemodialysis patients

  • Beginning with the April 2019 Dialysis Facility Compare release," the downloadable database will be provided in .csv format only. We will no longer post the Access format.

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