CMS Update Guidance for Surveying Home HD and PD in Nursing Homes
Comments about 2018 CMS guidance has led to many changes. Nursing
home dialysis is considered “home dialysis” by CMS. The new guidance
includes requirements for:
A written agreement for clinic and nursing home
Qualifications, training and competency testing for those who do
Coordinated communication/care planning between clinics and
Documentation of dialysis clinic policies and procedures
Emergency plans, including dialysis coverage and how to address
Analysis of nursing home dialysis data and how they are used for
Read the update at https://www.cms.gov/files/document/qso-18-24-esrd-revised.pdf.
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