TO: Medical Directors/Unit Administrators
SUBJECT: Distribution of Passwords for DailysisData.org website
Important Instructions attached.
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 Care Compare on Medicare.gov Preview Report.). These documents are prepared by CMS’s contractor, the University of Michigan Kidney Epidemiology and Cost Center (UM-KECC).
On January 17 2022, 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 their reports.
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 reports over the past several quarterly update cycles, 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 reports. 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.
IPRO ESRD Network instructions for logging in to DialysisData.org can be found here: https://iproesrdnetwork.freshdesk.com/support/solutions/articles/9000155453