Updated Dialysis Facility Care Compare on Medicare.gov: ICH CAHPS Data Now Available

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April 27, 2022

Updated Dialysis Facility Care Compare on Medicare.gov (DFCC) Data Now Available
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is pleased to announce that new data about dialysis facilities are available on Dialysis Facility Care Compare on Medicare.gov—the website where patients and health centers can view and compare quality data about dialysis facilities. CMS uses these data, organized into a series of measures, to create a star rating system that helps ensure safety, quality, and transparency for dialysis facilities and that helps patients make educated decisions about where to get their dialysis treatments.

What’s in the April 2022 Refresh?
With the April 2022 refresh, patients and facilities can now see the latest data from dialysis facilities on Dialysis Facility Care Compare on Medicare.gov.

The following In-Center Hemodialysis Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers (ICH CAHPS) survey of patients’ experiences measures have been updated on DFCC:

  • Individual measures and Star Ratings of ICH CAHPS survey of patients’ experiences
  • Kidney doctor’s 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