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 May 3, 2018.


  • Update May 3, 2018: The data collection periods in ICH CAHPS data have been corrected to 11/4/2016 - 7/14/2017.
  • With the April 2018 refresh, 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
    • Hemoglobin management (Downloadable Data Only)
    • Phosphorus concentrations in the blood (Downloadable Data Only)
    • 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
    • Quality of patient care Star Rating
  • The following measures will continue to display the January 2018 release data until the next update:
    • Frequency of patient death, hospital admission, or readmission
    • Frequency of transfusions
    • Prevention of bloodstream infections
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