Dialysis Facility Compare
This Web site can help you:
- Search for Medicare certified dialysis facilities in any State
- Compare the services offered at dialysis facilities (for example, home, nocturnal, PD etc.)
- Compare the quality of dialysis facilities
- Find more information and links on kidney disease and dialysis treatments
The star ratings are part of Medicare’s efforts to make data on dialysis centers easier to understand and use. The star ratings show whether your dialysis center provides quality dialysis care – that is, care known to get the best results for most dialysis patients. The rating ranges from 1 to 5 stars. A facility with a 5-star rating has quality of care that is considered ‘much above average’ compared to other dialysis facilities. A 1- or 2- star rating does not mean that you will receive poor care from a facility. It only indicates that measured outcomes were below average compared to those for other facilities.
Do you or your patients have questions about the Dialysis Facility Compare website?
This resource was created by the National Forum of ESRD Networks to help patients learn more about the DFC, how and why to use it, and helpful tips for navigating the site.
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We encourage you to use the this toolkit to share Dialysis Facility Compare with your organization or your patients. Dialysis Facility Compare allows patients and caregivers to search for and compare centers. For patients already on dialysis, the website is a resource to help them understand the quality of care their dialysis center provides.