iHealthbeat reports the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released updated online ratings for nearly 6,000 dialysis centers to Medicare’s Dialysis Facility Compare website. In January, CMS added an online star-rating system for dialysis facilities as part of a broader federal effort to increase transparency and help Medicare beneficiaries compare providers. The site already included information about hospitalization and fatality rates. The star-rating system ranks dialysis facilities on a curve using a scale from one to five stars. The ratings were determined based on publicly reported quality measures.
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