It is important that people living with ESRD have access to a dialysis facility that suits their needs. Medicare has data you can use to compare dialysis facilities (centers) based on the quality of patient care they provide. You can also compare their patient experience survey (ICH CAHPS) results. Visit Medicare Compare to search, and compare dialysis facilities in the United States and Territories.
- Medicare Compare (previously DFC): Education Resources
Most patients, with plenty of pre-planning (sometimes MONTHS in advance for popular holiday destinations), can travel while on dialysis.
NOTE: Medicare does NOT pay for dialysis in foreign countries, and Medicaid usually only pays in the state you live in.
The staff at your home center may help you make these appointments for in-center treatments or help you arrange supply deliveries if you are on home dialysis,
Be sure to check that your insurance will cover travel dialysis and work with the staff at your home dialysis center to ensure that you have everything you need to make your travel dialysis successful.