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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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NEW: Sample Quarterly Dialysis Facility Compare - Preview for October 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 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 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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NEW: Sample Payment Year 2015 ESRD QIP Performance Score Report (PSR)
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This document contains a sample of the Payment Year 2015 ESRD QIP Performance Score Reports that are posted on our secure site.

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Sample Payment Year 2014 ESRD QIP Performance Score Report (PSR)
(File Size 1 MB   Download File)
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 Report (PSR)
(File Size 1 MB   Download File)
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 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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NEW: Sample 2014 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 17 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 2015 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 2014 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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Technical Notes on the DFC Star Rating
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This document describes the statistical methods used in the DFC to calculate the Star Rating.

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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.

 

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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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