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|CLOSED||The dialysis facility's business has been closed.|
About the data
Dialysis data helps you find detailed information about Medicare-certified dialysis facilities. You can compare the services and the quality of care that facilities provide. It also has other resources for patients and family members who want to learn more about chronic kidney disease and dialysis.
If any of the information about your facility's characteristics (name, address, phone number, services, type of ownership, etc.) is incorrect, or has changed, contact your End Stage Renal Disease Network to update it.
If you are a Medicare-certified dialysis facility but are not listed in this database, please contact your State Survey Agency .
If you have questions about the quality measures for your dialysis facility, please email the ESRD Quality Measures Helpdesk at [email protected].
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Then please allow us to update your data in 8 to 16 working days.
Please be noticed that we do respect data from Medicare and NPPES. Our system will periodically automatically synchronize with both NPPES and MEDICARE databases.
Dialysis facility characteristics and services
|Facility name and address||
Facility name and address, including street, city, state, and ZIP code.
|Whether the facility has shifts starting after 5:00pm||
You may prefer to get dialysis in the evening if you have a daytime job or family duties.
|Number of hemodialysis treatment stations||
The number of stations tells you how many people can get dialysis at the same time. A station contains the equipment needed to give one person a dialysis treatment.
|Types of dialysis offered||
This is reported by the facility as In-Center Hemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis, and Home Hemodialysis Training. You can get additional information on the different types of dialysis from your doctor, the staff at the dialysis facility, or by visiting the National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Web site.
|Facility ownership type (for-profit or non-profit)||
Whether a facility is for-profit or non-profit does not impact the level of care that a facility gives to the patients. For-profit means that the facility operates to make a profit from its health services. Non-profit means a facility isn't seeking profits from its health services.
|Name of organization or corporation that owns or manages the facility||
If ownership changes, the facility's certification date and facility number may change, which can affect the availability of information relevant to you.
|Date the facility was certified (or recertified) by Medicare to give dialysis||
The date that Medicare first certified (or recertified) that a facility met all of its requirements to give dialysis. This date may differ from the date the state licensed the facility. This date is also associated with the facility's current Medicare provider number. A facility may request to change its provider number if there is a change in ownership. You should contact the facility to find out how long it has been in the Medicare program. For detailed information on the Medicare certification process, go to the State Operations Manual .
|Glossary Terms||Glossary Definitions|
A person whose blood is low in red blood cells has anemia. Anemia is common in people with kidney disease. Learn More .
|Arteriovenous (AV) fistula||
A fistula is an opening or connection between any two parts of the body that are usually separate. A surgeon creates an AV fistula by connecting an artery directly to a vein, frequently in the forearm. Learn More .
|Arteriovenous (AV) graft||
A graft is a vascular access that connects an artery to a vein using a synthetic tube implanted under the skin in your arm. A graft can be used if you have small veins that won't develop properly into a fistula. Learn More .
|Calcium or hypercalcemia||
Calcium is a mineral that builds and strengthens bones. Hypercalcemia is too much calcium in the blood. Learn More .
When kidneys fail, dialysis is necessary to remove waste products from the blood. To see whether dialysis is removing enough waste products, the dialysis clinic should periodically measure dialysis adequacy. Two methods are generally used to assess dialysis adequacy, URR and Kt/V. Learn More .
|End-stage renal disease (ESRD)||
Healthy kidneys clean your blood by removing excess fluid, minerals, and wastes. They also make hormones that keep your bones strong and your blood healthy. When your kidneys fail, harmful wastes build up in your body, your blood pressure may rise, and your body may retain excess fluid and not make enough red blood cells. When this happens, you need treatment to replace the work of your failed kidneys. Learn More .
Hemodialysis is the most common method used to treat advanced and permanent kidney failure. In hemodialysis, your blood is allowed to flow, a few ounces at a time, through a special filter that removes wastes and extra fluids. The clean blood is then returned to your body. Learn More .
Hemoglobin is a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen. A blood test can tell how much hemoglobin you have in your blood. Learn More .
|Home hemodialysis training||
Some dialysis facilities offer training to help dialysis patients and a helper, if needed, learn to do their hemodialysis treatments in their homes. Patients start learning to do treatments in the dialysis facility with a dialysis nurse, then transition to home hemodialysis when they are ready. Learn More .
|Peritoneal dialysis (PD)||
Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is an alternative treatment to hemodialysis that allows you more control over your treatments. In PD, a soft tube called a catheter is used to fill your abdomen with a cleansing liquid called dialysis solution. The walls of your abdominal cavity are lined with a membrane called the peritoneum, which allows waste products and extra fluid to pass from your blood into the dialysis solution. The solution contains a sugar called dextrose that will pull wastes and extra fluid into the abdominal cavity. These wastes and fluid then leave your body when the dialysis solution is drained. The used solution, containing wastes and extra fluid, is then thrown away. Learn More .
When kidneys fail, dialysis is necessary to remove waste products such as urea from the blood. By itself, urea is only mildly toxic, but a high urea level means that the levels of many other waste products that are more harmful and not as easily measured are also building up. Learn More .
A vascular access is the site on your body where blood is removed and returned during dialysis. To maximize the amount of blood cleansed during hemodialysis treatments, the vascular access should allow continuous high volume of blood flow. Learn More .
A catheter is a tube inserted into a vein in your neck, chest, or leg near the groin. It has two chambers to allow a two-way flow of blood. Once a catheter is placed needle insertion is not necessary. Learn More .