The Dialysis Facility Compare (DFC) website is a public website that has detailed information about dialysis facilities certified by Medicare. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) makes quality measures available to the general public on the DFC website. These quality measures come from the Dialysis Facility Reports and Quarterly Dialysis Facility Compare (QDFC) Reports. Facilities are allowed to preview their DFC quality measure prior to public reporting. These reports are available for dialysis facilities for preview on the DialysisData.org website. Once the preview period closes, the measures are displayed on Medicare's Dialysis Facility Compare website.
The quality measures on the DFC website are updated quarterly in January, April, July, and October. Medicare-certified dialysis facilities active anytime during the four-year reporting period will receive a DFR. Facilities certified on or after January 1 of the current year will not receive a report.