Star Ratings-Demystify the Updated Dialysis Facility Compare Quality Measures

The June 2016 Technical Notes, published on the Dialysis Facility Compare (DFC) website, can help to demystify quality measures (QMs) that impact facility ratings.  Nine of the thirteen QMs reported on the Medicare DFC website are used to calculate the Star Rating for facilities, based on the October 2016 release date (Calendar Year 2015 data).  Please educate ALL members of your staff about what these measures are and how to speak with patients and family members about their care and what these measures mean to them. 

For more information, including the quality measures used in Star Rating calculation, please see: