CMS adds new measures to Dialysis Facility Compare star ratings

From: Nephrology News

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CMS is creating a formalized review process for dialysis facility five star measures. Like those used for the ESRD QIP, these measures will be vetted by the renal community and the National Quality Forum before implementation.

“We want the measures to impact improvement for patients,” said Andress. The measures will be applied to the Dialysis Facility Compare before being considered for the star ratings. “Because a measure has been approved for the DFC doesn’t mean they will or should be included in the star rating,” he noted.

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