5 Star Dialysis Rating System Explained

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The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) require every dialysis facility to measure quality of care and the results are located at Dialysis Facility Compare. This site helps people make informed choices about their own treatment and care they receive.  CMS is adding a new feature to this website that will use a five-star rating system which will rate facilities based on a bell-curve. Lori discusses with Glenda Payne, RN how this new system works so you can be up-to-date.

You can also listen to the podcast on iTunes.

With your Hosts…

Stephen Furst Stephen Furst got his big break into movies in “Animal House,” in which he played Flounder. Stephen has also starred as Dr. Elliot Axelrod in “St. Elsewhere” and as Vir Cotto in “Babylon5.” He is a successful television and movie producer/director and a kidney patient.

 

Lori Hartwell is the Founder & President of Renal Support Network (RSN) and the host of KidneyTalk®, a radio podcast show. Lori was diagnosed with kidney disease at the age of two. In 1993 she founded RSN to instill “health, happiness and hope” into the lives of those affected by chronic kidney disease. Lori is also the author of the inspirational book Chronically Happy: Joyful Living in Spite of Chronic Illness and is a four-time kidney transplant recipient.

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