TO: Medical Directors/Unit Administrators
SUBJECT: Distribution of Passwords for DailysisData.org website
This memo is to inform Medicare-certified dialysis facilities of the process and timeline for
distributing the new passwords for the www.DialysisData.org website. The website houses the
FY 2021 Dialysis Facility Reports (DFRs), the Quarterly Updates Dialysis Facility Report
(QDFR) for State Surveyors Reports, and the Quarterly Dialysis Facility Compare Preview
Reports (QDFCs). These documents are prepared by CMS’s contractor, the University of
Michigan Kidney Epidemiology and Cost Center (UM-KECC).
On January 20, 2021, all dialysis data master account passwords will be reset, and all user
accounts will be disabled. Your ESRD Network will send the new dialysis data website
password(s) and detailed instructions to the Master Account Holder (MAH) for your facility.
Facility MAHs are required to log into the www.DialysisData.org website with their new
password, and review the users that had permission to view the reports for their facility. The
MAH must enable and grant permission to users who should retain their ability to view and
comment on the QDFC, QDFR, and DFR reports. The DFR permissions also apply to the
It is the MAH’s responsibility to update user contact information (including their own), transfer
MAH credentials within the facility appropriately, review and enable existing user accounts, and
set user-specific permissions. If MAH credentials are passed on within your facility to a new
MAH, please notify your Network and update the contact information on www.DialysisData.org
to reflect a new contact person for the MAH.
While the COVID-19 pandemic has caused delays in updates to the QDFC and FY 2021 QDFRs,
MAH’s should update the list of users who have access to their facility to ensure that those who
should have access will be able to download the latest version of the QDFC reports (Preview for
October 2020) and the FY 2021 DFRs. Updates about upcoming preview periods will be
communicated by CMS.
A Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page is available on www.DialysisData.org. It includes
instructions on logging in, dialysis data website MAH password resets, setting up access for
facility users under the dialysis data website MAH credentials, and whom to contact if their
MAH is no longer working with the facility.
Facilities having difficulty logging into www.DialysisData.org or that have other questions may
email DialysisData@umich.edu. Every effort will be made to respond to login questions within
two business days.