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Standardized Readmission Ratio for Dialysis Facilities: National Dry Run
End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)

In 2014, CMS is conducting a national dry run of the Standardized Readmission Ratio (SRR) for dialysis facilities. The CMS Center for Clinical Standards and Quality has contracted with the University of Michigan Kidney Epidemiology and Cost Center to develop and implement the dry run. CMS will use this dry run to test the implementation of SRR reporting and to educate dialysis facilities about the measure. This MLN Connects™ National Provider Call focuses on providing stakeholders with information about the SRR, the dry run report, and how the reports can be accessed. After the presentation, participants will have an opportunity to ask questions.

When: Thursday, March 20, 2014

Time:    2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time

Target Audience: Dialysis clinics and organizations, nephrologists, hospitals with dialysis units, billers/coders and quality improvement experts, and other interested stakeholders.


  • Introductions and Roles
  • Motivation
  • Dry Run Overview
  • SRR Measure Description
  • Report Details
  • Resources
  • Q&A Session


Call Materials:
Slide Presentation [PDF, 1MB]

Audio Recording [ZIP, 13MB]

Written Transcript [PDF, 446KB]

Registration Assistance:
To register for an MLN Connects National Provider Call, please visit the CMS MLN Connects Upcoming Calls registration website.

For More Information:
For more information about the SRR measure specifications and the dry run process for dialysis facilities, visit the website.