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Care Compare

Medicare.gov has created the Care Compare website so patients and family members can find and compare healthcare providers. See quality of care and patient survey ratings for Medicare-certified dialysis facilities in any chosen area.

This website can help you:

  • Search for Medicare certified dialysis facilities in any State
  • Compare the services offered at dialysis facilities (for example, home, nocturnal, PD etc.)
  • Compare the quality of dialysis facilities
  • Find more information and links on kidney disease and dialysis treatments

Star Ratings

The star ratings are part of Medicare’s efforts to make data on dialysis centers easier to understand and use. The star ratings show whether your dialysis center provides quality dialysis care – that is, care known to get the best results for most dialysis patients. The rating ranges from 1 to 5 stars. A facility with a 5-star rating has quality of care that is considered ‘much above average’ compared to other dialysis facilities. A 1- or 2- star rating does not mean that you will receive poor care from a facility. It only indicates that measured outcomes were below average compared to those for other facilities.