Comparative Reports on Dialysis Facilities
The following reports are examples of comparative information on the quality of care provided by dialysis facilities.
Report Title: Dialysis Facility Compare
Website: https://www.medicare.gov/care-compare/?providerType=DialysisFacility&redirect=true. Accessed July 21, 2022.
Developer: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
Developer Type: Federal government
Location: United States
Synopsis: Dialysis Facility Compare provides detailed information on the quality of services provided by Medicare-certified dialysis facilities in the United States. Each facility is given a star rating based on eight measures of quality, with detailed quality scores about the facility’s hospitalizations, deaths and the use of best treatment practices. The star rating ranges from one to five stars, with a five-star rating considered 'much above average' compared to other dialysis facilities; one- or two- star rating indicates that measured outcomes were below average compared to those for other facilities. Dialysis Facility Compare uses other methods of displaying quality information including numeric data in tables and graphs.