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Dialysis Facility Compare: Rollout of Five Star Rating
Star Ratings

When: Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Time:    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern Time

Learn about the first year of Dialysis Facility Compare star ratings and future plans during this MLN Connects® National Provider Call. CMS adopted star ratings across all Compare websites to help consumers understand the website’s information and make more informed decisions about where to get healthcare. The Dialysis Facility Compare star ratings, launched on January 15, 2015, reflect the overall quality of each dialysis facility.


  • History of Dialysis Facility Compare star ratings 
  • The first year of star ratings 
  • Description of and findings from the Technical Expert Panel
  • Maintenance and updates to star ratings
  • The future of Dialysis Facility Compare and star ratings

Target Audience: Dialysis clinics and organizations, nephrologists, End-Stage Renal Disease Networks, hospitals with dialysis units, billers/coders, quality improvement experts, and other interested stakeholders.  

Call Materials: 
Silde Presentation [PDF, 372KB]

Audio Recording [ZIP, 18MB]

Written Transcript [PDF, 482KB]

To register for an MLN Connects Call, please visit the MLN Connects Event Registration website.

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For more information please visit the Dialysis Facility Compare website.