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 30, 2019.

Announcements:

  • With the October 2019 release, these measures on Dialysis Facility Compare were updated:
    • 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
    • Adult patients who received treatment through an arteriovenous fistula
    • Adult patients who had a catheter (tube) left in a vein for at least 3 consecutive complete months, for their regular hemodialysis treatments
    • Measurement of nPCR for Pediatric Hemodialysis Patients
    • The following ICH CAHPS survey of patients experiences measures have been updated on Dialysis Facility Compare:
      • Individual measures and star ratings of ICH CAHPS survey of patients experiences
        • Kidney doctors communication and caring
        • Dialysis center staff care and operations
        • Providing information to patients
        • Rating of kidney doctors
        • Rating of dialysis center staff
        • Rating of dialysis facility
    • Overall star rating of ICH CAHPS survey of patients experiences
  • The following measures were released for the first time on Dialysis Facility Compare:
    • Patients who were on the kidney or kidney-pancreas transplant waiting list
    • Transplant waitlist within a year of dialysis initiation
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