•Patient Sample Selection: The ESRD Core Survey Protocol includes instructions to surveyors on the selection of the patient
sample for review during the on-site ESRD survey process.
•Revision to Sample Selection: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services(CMS) is revising the protocol methodology for
selection of the ESRD survey patient sample and expands the sample to include patients receiving dialysis services in Long-Term
Care (LTC) facilities. The revisions have been included in the ESRD Basic Core Survey Training on the Integrated Surveyor
Training Website (ISTW).