To help consumers quickly identify differences in healthcare quality and performance data, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has added star ratings to the Dialysis Facility Compare (DFC) website.

Summarizing performance data that dialysis facilities provide, the CMS system gives a rating on a one-to-five-star scale based on information about the quality of care and services. DFC joins the Nursing Home Compare and Physician Compare websites in expanding the use of star ratings. CMS also anticipates adding star ratings to Home Health Compare and Hospital Compare in 2015.

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