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


On March 31, 2014, CMS began 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 is using this dry run to test the implementation of SRR reporting and to educate dialysis facilities about the measure.

This MLN Connects™ National Provider Call is the second of two calls that provides stakeholders with information about the measure and the dry run report, as well as provides answers to questions that facilities may have about their results. Dialysis facilities will be able to access their SRR report for the dry run by a secure login, at, starting March 31. Each facility should have received a master account password by now. You are encouraged to access your reports and review your results prior to participating in this national provider call. The dry run comment period will run from March 31 – May 2. Facilities will not be able to access their reports after May 2.

If your facility has not received a master account password, or if the master account holder for your facility has changed, please contact the dry run help desk at 855-764-2885.

When: Thursday, April 17, 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
  • SRR Measure Description
  • Report Details
  • Resources
  • Q&A Session

Call Materials:
Slide Presentation [PDF, 555KB]

Audio Recording [ZIP, 13MB]

Written Transcript [PDF, 451KB]

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

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