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Sample Reports

Samples of each report showing the structure and content of the report are available below. These are samples only and are not the report for any particular facility, state, or region.

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Sample Quarterly Dialysis Facility Compare - Preview for April 2014 Report
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This document contains a sample of the Quarterly Dialysis Facility Compare Report that is posted on the secure site.

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Sample Payment Year 2014 ESRD QIP Performance Score Certificate (PSC)
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This document contains a sample of the Payment Year 2014 ESRD QIP Performance Score Certificates that are posted on our secure site.

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Sample Payment Year 2014 ESRD QIP Performance Score Report (PSR)
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This document contains a sample of the Payment Year 2014 ESRD QIP Performance Score Reports that are posted on our secure site.

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Sample Payment Year 2013 ESRD QIP Performance Score Certificate (PSC)
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This document contains a sample of the Payment Year 2013 ESRD QIP Performance Score Certificates that are posted on our secure site.

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Sample Payment Year 2013 ESRD QIP Performance Score Report (PSR)
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This document contains a sample of the Payment Year 2013 ESRD QIP Performance Score Reports that are posted on our secure site.

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Sample Payment Year 2012 ESRD QIP Performance Score Certificate (PSC)
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This document contains a sample of the Payment Year 2012 ESRD QIP Performance Score Certificates that are posted on our secure site.

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Sample Payment Year 2012 ESRD QIP Performance Score Report (PSR)
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This document contains a sample of the Payment Year 2012 ESRD QIP Performance Score Reports that are posted on our secure site.

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Sample 2013 Dialysis Facility Report
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This document contains a sample of the Dialysis Facility Reports that are posted on our secure site. Please note that Table 16 is created only for those facilities that treated at least five pediatric patients over the four year period.

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Sample 2013 State Profile
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This document contains a sample of the State Profiles that are posted on our secure site.

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Sample 2013 Region Profile
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This document contains a sample of the Region Profiles that are posted on our secure site.

Methodology

A guide providing detailed descriptions of the contents of each report is available to help readers in the interpretation of the data summaries.

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Guide to the Quarterly Dialysis Facility Compare Report
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This document provides a detailed description of the contents of the report that will help facilities to interpret the data summaries that will be reported on the DFC website.

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Guide to the Payment Year 2014 ESRD QIP Performance Score Report
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This document provides a detailed description of the contents of the report that will help facilities to interpret the data summaries.

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Guide to the Payment Year 2013 ESRD QIP Performance Score Report
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This document provides a detailed description of the contents of the report that will help facilities to interpret the data summaries.

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Guide to the 2013 Dialysis Facility Reports
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This document provides a detailed description of the contents of the report that will help facilities to interpret the data summaries.

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Guide to the 2013 State Profiles
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This document provides a detailed description of the contents of the State Profile that will help readers to interpret the data summaries.

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Guide to the 2013 Region Profiles
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This document provides a detailed description of the contents of the Region Profile that will help readers to interpret the data summaries.


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Technical Notes on the Standardized Mortality Ratio
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This is a document describing the statistical methods used in the reports for calculating the SMR. If you are interested in calculating the SMR by hand, please use this Microsoft Excel workbook. Similarly, if you would like to calculate the first year SMR by hand, please use this Microsoft Excel workbook.

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Technical Notes on the Standardized Hospitalization Ratio
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This is a document describing the statistical methods used in the reports for calculating the SHR. If you are interested in calculating the SHR by hand, you will also need (this Microsoft Excel workbook).

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DFR Codes
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The list of ICD-9 codes used to identify hospitalizations in Table 2, to identify influenza vaccination in Table 5, to identify dialysis adequacy codes in Table 6, to identify infections in Table 8, and to identify comorbid conditions in Table 11 of the DFR.

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QDFC Codes
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The list of ICD-9 codes used to identify transfusions in Table 1 and dialysis adequacy and vascular acess type in Table 2 of the QDFC Reports.

 

FOR DIALYSIS FACILITIES AND STATE SURVEYORS

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Important Dates
2/1/2014
QDFC-Preview for 04/14 report posted

2/1/2014 - 2/15/2014
QDFC-Preview for 04/14 Comment period

4/17/2014
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 January 2014 report are currently displayed on the DFC website Facilities will be able to preview reports and submit comments about their QDFC-Preview for April 2014 reports from February 1, 2014 (12:01 AM, ET) through February 15,2014 (5:00 PM ET).  The DFC website will be refreshed on April 17, 2014 with the measures from the QDFC-Preview for April 2014 report.
New for the Dialysis Facility Report (DFR)
The 2013 DFRs are currently available.   The 2013 DFRs and Profiles are now available to State Surveyors.
New for the Quality Incentive Program
The Payment Year (PY) 2014 QIP Final Performance Score Reports (PSRs) and Performance Score Certificates (PSCs) will be available on Friday, December 13, 2013.   Facilities are required to post both English and Spanish versions of the PY 2014 PSC by the first business day of 2014.

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