CMS Memo: QSO-18-24-ESRD: Survey Process for Reviewing Home Dialysis Services in a Long Term Care (LTC) Facility
- Dialysis Services in a LTC Facility: Medicare participating End Stage Renal Disease(ESRD) facilities must comply with the Conditions for Coverage at 42 CFR Part 494.Under this provision, Medicare-approved ESRD facilities may provide dialysis services to LTC residents in a LTC facility with an approved Home Training and Support modality. ESRD facilities that provide home hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis services to LTC residents must maintain compliance with these requirements, including the requirements set forth at §494.100: Care at home.
- Survey Process for Evaluation of Home Dialysis in a LTC Facility: The ESRD Core Survey Process has been updated to include additional survey activities which address dialysis services provided by an ESRD facility to residents in a LTC facility.
- Attachments: Included as an attachment to this memorandum is Exhibit IV: Survey Process for ESRD Surveyors Reviewing Dialysis in Nursing Homes for evaluation of home dialysis services provided in a LTC facility.
For more information, please see the full memo at www.cms.gov/Medicare/Provider-Enrollment-and-Certification/SurveyCertificationGenInfo/Policy-and-Memos-to-States-and-Regions-Items/QSO18-24-ESRD.html.