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 Feb 8, 2019.


  • With the January 2019 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
    • Measurement of nPCR for Pediatric Hemodialysis Patients

  • In January 2019, the ESRD QIP data on Dialysis Facility Compare were updated to reflect Payment Year (PY) 2019 results.

  • 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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