ESRD General Information

ESRD General Information

Dialysis Facility Care Compare

What is DFCC?

The Dialysis Facility Care Compare (DFCC) on Care Compare website is hosted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and has information about dialysis clinics and the care they provide. 

A key feature of the DFCC on is the Quality of Patient Care Star Rating, which provides a simple summary of the quality of care a dialysis clinic provides. CMS developed the Quality of Patient Care Star Rating in response to a national call for greater transparency in how to measure the quality of care for patients with kidney disease and consumers’ desire to use health care quality data to make informed decisions. The Quality of Patient Care Star Rating was implemented in 2015.  

The DFCC on also includes Star Ratings from patient experience surveys collected through the In-Center Hemodialysis (ICH) Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) survey. Results from the survey are displayed as 1 to 5 stars based on how patients rated their facility. 

Now available! Our new Provider Data Catalog makes it easier for you to search & download our publicly reported data. We’ve also improved Medicare’s compare sites.

Page Last Modified:
01/18/2024 04:23 PM