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Medicare adds new quality measures to Dialysis Facility Compare

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today has added two new quality maasures to the Dialysis Facility Compare consumer Web site ( The two new quality measures demonstrate how well dialysis patients are treated for anemia (low red blood cell count) as well as updated information that will help patients better understand survival rates by facility.

Dialysis Facility Compare links consumers with detailed information about the 4,700 dialysis facilities certified by Medicare, and allows users to compare facilities in a geographic region. Users can review information about the size of the facility, the types of dialysis offered, the facilities’ ownership, and whether the facility offers evening treatment shifts.

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