Infection Control: Clarification of Hepatitis C (HCV) ScreeningException
• Infection Control: The Conditions for Coverage (CfCs) for End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) facilities include infection control
requirements for the safety of each dialysis patient, their family and staff members.
• HCV Screening: Recommendations for infection control, developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),
are incorporated by reference into the ESRD CfCs and must be followed (with the exception of HCV screening per 42 CFR 494.30(a)(1)(i))
by all Medicare certified ESRDfacilities.