End Stage Renal Disease
End-Stage Renal Disease facilities are facilities that provide dialysis care to individuals in kidney failure.
The Medicare End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Program is a national health insurance program for people with ESRD. The program is designed to encourage self-care dialysis and kidney transplantation and clarify reimbursement procedures to achieve effective cost control.
Most ESRD’s are certified and approved to participate in the federal Medicare program by application and adherence to federal standards.
DHSS through an agreement with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), performs initial and periodic surveys, and conducts complaint investigations in regard to patient care provided in ESRD’s.