2019 DFR Preview Schedule

The University of Michigan Kidney Epidemiology and Cost Center (UM-KECC) has announced the DFR Quarterly Update schedule for the rest of FY2020 (CY2019).  Facilities will preview their FY2020 annual DFR (for 2015-2018) during July 15-August 15, 2019, their Q1 2019 Quarterly DFR Update (for January-March 2019) during November 1-15, 2019, their Q2 Quarterly DFR Update (for January-June 2019) during February 1-15, 2020, and their Q3 Quarterly DFR Update (for January-September 2019) during May 1-15, 2020.  The DFRs and facility comments will be released to state surveyors on September 1 and December 1, 2019, and March 1 and June 1, 2020, respectively.

The DFR and Quarterly Updates will be available for preview and comment on http://www.dialysisdata.org.  Authorized users may submit comments about the report on the Dialysis Data secure website by using the forms “Comments on DFR for UM-KECC” and  “Comments on DFR for State Surveyor.”  All comments submitted for state surveyors will be appended to the DFR and made available to surveyors.  Do not include questions for UM-KECC in comments intended for the state surveyors.  All Dialysis Data website MAH passwords were reset, and all user accounts were disabled in December 2018.  If you haven’t already, facility MAHs must log into their master account to re-enable facility user accounts and grant permissions prior to July 15, 2019.

The Dialysis Data Helpdesk welcomes questions and comments about the DFRs and suggestions for future reports of this type, at 1-855-764-2885 or DialysisData@umich.edu.

MAH QDFC/QDFR Requirements

Your facility’s Master Account Holder (MAH) Password and User Accounts on DialysisData.org must be re-established in order to retrieve your facility’s DFR and December 2018 QDFC preview file.  On December 13, 2018 all MAH passwords were reset and user accounts for https://www.DialysisData.org disabled.  Networks provided the new passwords to the facility MAH on file.  Facility MAHs must log in to their master account to re-enable or add facility user accounts and grant permissions prior to the start of the February 1, 2019 QDFC/QDFR Preview Period.  MAHs must create a separate user account to be able to view DFRs and QDFC data, as their MAH account only manages user accounts and cannot view data.

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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 the master account holder has changed, please notify your Network and also update the contact information on https://www.DialysisData.org to reflect a new contact person for the MAH.