Compare Dialysis Facilities
HDT Quality Outcomes Compared to National Averages
Comparison of Exit Site Infection Rates
Comparison of Hospitalizations and Emergency Room Visits
Comparison of Transplant Readiness Rates
Dialysis Facility Compare, 5-Star Rating Debate
In theory, a rating system to compare dialysis providers in your local area, and across the United States, would be a valuable tool. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) have successfully implemented rating systems for hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, hospice, and home health providers. CMS’s dialysis rating system does not take into account that home-only dialysis programs have different quality measures than in-center hemodialysis providers. Unfortunately, the shortcomings of this 5-Star rating system for all dialysis providers were not addressed prior to the release of the program.