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Expand How do I comment on the findings in my DFR (Note: only applies to facilities)?How do I comment on the findings in my DFR (Note: only applies to facilities)?
Expand How were the statistics for my report calculated, and what data was used?How were the statistics for my report calculated, and what data was used?
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Expand What are the inclusion criteria for the DFR?What are the inclusion criteria for the DFR?
Expand What do I do if the data in my DFR do not match the data I submitted?What do I do if the data in my DFR do not match the data I submitted?
Expand What do I do if the provider numbers listed in my DFR are wrong?What do I do if the provider numbers listed in my DFR are wrong?
Expand What happens if my facility undergoes a change of ownership during the reporting year?What happens if my facility undergoes a change of ownership during the reporting year?
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Expand When does the DFR Preview Period end?When does the DFR Preview Period end?
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Expand What is required in order to receive a Star Rating?What is required in order to receive a Star Rating?
Expand Does the Star Rating factor improvement into its rating?Does the Star Rating factor improvement into its rating?
Expand Some measures are weighted higher than others in the Star Rating. Does this mean that they are more important?Some measures are weighted higher than others in the Star Rating. Does this mean that they are more important?
Expand Is there a relationship between the DFC Star Rating and the ESRD Quality Incentive Program (QIP)?Is there a relationship between the DFC Star Rating and the ESRD Quality Incentive Program (QIP)?
Expand Why does the Star Rating not address quality of staffing, or quality of other conditions within a facility?Why does the Star Rating not address quality of staffing, or quality of other conditions within a facility?
Expand Why were the stakeholders not included in the development of the Star Rating methodology and initiation?Why were the stakeholders not included in the development of the Star Rating methodology and initiation?
Expand Where can I find information from CMS regarding the ESRD quality measures posted on DFC?Where can I find information from CMS regarding the ESRD quality measures posted on DFC?
Expand How is a facility’s performance on the DFC ESRD Quality Measures communicated to the facility and the public?How is a facility’s performance on the DFC ESRD Quality Measures communicated to the facility and the public?
Expand What are the inclusion criteria for the DFC ESRD Quality Measures?What are the inclusion criteria for the DFC ESRD Quality Measures?
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Expand What do I do if the provider numbers listed in my DFC Report are wrong?What do I do if the provider numbers listed in my DFC Report are wrong?
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Expand When does the QDFC preview period end?When does the QDFC preview period end?
Expand How do the ESRD QIP measures differ from the DFC measures reported in the DFC Report?How do the ESRD QIP measures differ from the DFC measures reported in the DFC Report?
Expand When will the information included in my report be made available to the public?When will the information included in my report be made available to the public?
Expand What resources are available if facilities cannot answer a patient’s questions about the quality measures reported on Dialysis Facility Compare?What resources are available if facilities cannot answer a patient’s questions about the quality measures reported on Dialysis Facility Compare?
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Expand General Program InformationGeneral Program Information
Expand Performance Score Report and the Preview PeriodPerformance Score Report and the Preview Period
Expand Performance Score CertificatePerformance Score Certificate
Expand PY 2012PY 2012
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Expand PY 2014 - EligibilityPY 2014 - Eligibility
Expand PY 2014 - Clinical Measures ScoringPY 2014 - Clinical Measures Scoring
Expand PY 2014 - NHSN ReportingPY 2014 - NHSN Reporting
Expand PY 2014 - ICH CAHPS Survey ReportingPY 2014 - ICH CAHPS Survey Reporting
Expand PY 2014 - Mineral Metabolism ReportingPY 2014 - Mineral Metabolism Reporting
Expand PY 2014 - Total Performance ScorePY 2014 - Total Performance Score
Expand PY 2015 - EligibilityPY 2015 - Eligibility
Expand PY 2015 - Clinical MeasuresPY 2015 - Clinical Measures
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Expand PY 2015 - Measure Scoring and Payment ReductionsPY 2015 - Measure Scoring and Payment Reductions
Expand PY 2016 - EligibilityPY 2016 - Eligibility
Expand PY 2016 - Clinical MeasuresPY 2016 - Clinical Measures
Expand PY 2016 - Reporting MeasuresPY 2016 - Reporting Measures
Expand PY 2016 - Measure Scoring and Payment ReductionsPY 2016 - Measure Scoring and Payment Reductions
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Important Dates
7/15/2014
2014 DFRs, QDFC-Preview for 10/14, and PY15 PSRs posted

7/15/2014 - 8/15/2014
Comment period for 2014 DFRs, QDFC-Preview for 10/14, and PY15 PSRs

7/17/2014
DFC website refresh

For a detailed list of dates, click here.
New for the Quarterly Dialysis Facility Compare (QDFC)
Measures that were reported in the QDFC-Preview for July 2014 report will be displayed on the DFC website on July 17, 2014.  Facilities may currently preview reports and submit comments about their QDFC-Preview for October 2014 reports through August 15, 2014 (5:00 PM ET).   An overall star rating of facilities will be added to the DFC website in October.   A preview of that rating, for your facility, is included in the QDFC-Preview for October 2014 report.
New for the Dialysis Facility Report (DFR)
The 2014 DFRs are currently available.  New Standardized Transfusion measure has been added to Table 6 and data from CROWNWeb is summarized in Table 14.   Facilities may currently preview their reports and submit comments for their State Surveyors through August 15, 2014 (5:00 PM ET).
New for the ESRD Quality Incentive Program
The Payment Year (PY) 2015 QIP Preview Performance Score Reports (PSRs) will be available on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. Facilities may submit comments and questions from July 15 through August 15, 2014 (5:00 PM ET).

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