Conditions for Coverage

CMS Conditions for Coverage

On April 15, 2008, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the revised Conditions for Coverage for ESRD facilities. These are the regulations that dialysis facilities must meet to be Medicare certified to provide dialysis services to patients with End Stage Renal Disease.

The Survey and Certification Program for dialysis provides initial certification of each dialysis facility and ongoing monitoring to ensure that these facilities continue to meet these basic requirements.

Resources

ESRD Conditions for Coverage and FAQ

ESRD Interpretive Guidelines

Survey & Certification - CMS Website offers extensive guidance on laws and regulations

ESRD Core Survey Field Manual