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CMS ratings of dialysis providers show most remain mediocre
Modern Healthcare

For the second year in a row, the nation’s top two kidney-care providers performed at significantly different levels of quality, according to CMS data released Thursday. DaVita beat out competitor Fresenius in the four- and five-star categories.The CMS began publicly posting one- to five-star ratings for nearly 6,000 U.S. dialysis facilities in January after a delay as providers including DaVita and Fresenius continue to battle CMS’ methodology in achieving the ratings. The scale is meant to help dialysis patients evaluate quality at treatment centers.