Regulatory Information

Accessing Dialysis Facility Compare Report

The Quarterly Dialysis Facility Report (QDFR) for State Surveyors and the Quarterly Dialysis Facility Compare (QDFC) Report will be available February 1, 2019 on  To access the report or submit comments and inquiries, it is necessary to login to a user account which is created by the facility’s master account holder (MAH).  On December 13, 2018, all master account passwords were reset and all user accounts were disabled.  As the MAH, you will be able to login using the login credentials below.  You will need to enable existing

Medical Director Role in ESRD

The 18 regional ESRD Networks are established in legislation and contract with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to improve the quality and safety of dialysis, maximize patient rehabilitation, encourage collaboration among and between providers toward common quality goals, and improve the reliability and the use of data in pursuit of quality improvement. The Networks are funded by a $0.50 per treatment fee deducted from the reimbursement to dialysis providers, and their deliverables are determined by a statement of work, which is updated in a new contract every 3 years.

ESRD Conditions for Coverage

On April 15, 2008, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the revised Conditions for Coverage for ESRD facilities. These are the regulations that dialysis facilities must meet to be Medicare certified to provide dialysis services to patients with End Stage Renal Disease.

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