Freestanding dialysis centers provides chronic maintenance dialysis to end stage renal disease patients on an outpatient basis, including dialysis services in the patient's place of residence. These centers are licensed and inspected by the Bureau of Regulatory Operations and Bureau Of Survey and Certification at the Ohio Department of Health.
The Ohio Department of Health licenses and/or certifies approximately 300 Freestanding Dialysis Centers/ End Stage Renal Disease Facilities
A freestanding dialysis centers are licensed as a "Health Care Facility" and provide chronic maintenance dialysis to end stage renal disease patients on an outpatient basis, including dialysis services in the patient's place of residence.
A certified end stage renal disease facility is a facility that provides outpatient maintenance dialysis services, or home dialysis training and support services, or both. A dialysis center may be independent or hospital-based unit
The Bureau of Regulatory Operations certifies end stage renal disease facilities for participation in the Medicare programs.
The Bureau of Survey and Certification, is responsible for conducting on-site inspections/surveys for compliance with state and federal rules and regulations. Medicare-certified ESRDs are not currently subject to an annual survey visit, but do receive an unannounced inspection/survey on a schedule established by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. During these surveys, all aspects of care and services are evaluated based on state and federal laws and rules.
Health Care Provider and Services: To obtain real-time information, generate, print and download reports regarding health care providers that are licensed and/or Medicare/Medicaid certified by the Ohio Department of Health.