The National Dialysis Accreditation Commission

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The National Dialysis Accreditation Commission
Profit organization
IndustryDialysis industry
Founded 📆2018
Founder 👔
Headquarters 🏙️,
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
United States
Area served 🗺️
50 United States and the U.S territories.
Number of employees
📇 Address
📞 telephone

National Dialysis Accreditation Commission (NDAC), is a private for profit healthcare accreditation organization (AO) based in the United States.[1] It provides accreditation services in the American dialysis industry,[2] and has deeming status for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in all 50 United States and.[3] NDAC is based in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.[3]


In February 2018,[4] the United States Congress passed a law which provided for deemed status for the ESRD facilities. This law allowed Accreditation Organizations (AO) to apply for "Deemed status",[5] to Central Medicare and Medicaid services (CMS).[6]

NDAC was formed in 2018 to the meet the market demand for ESRD deemed status.[7]  NDAC was the first AO in the United States to earn the deemed status on January 4, 2019 from CMS for the survey of the End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) facilities.[8]   


NDAC's Accreditation Survey process complies with Central Medicare and Medicaid services (CMS) Conditions for Coverage for ESRD facilities under section 1865 (a) (2) of the Act and Regulation of Sec 488.5.[8] NDAC provides accreditation services to End Stage Renal Disease providers in the United States and its territories in a five-step program.[9]

  1. The ESRD Facility provider contacts NDAC and provide the necessary information and get the necessary assessment.[8] Under the assessment, NDACs will determine the survey team,[10] the qualification of the surveyor and the ability of the service provider to continue surveyor training.[8]
  2. The dialysis provider executes the Accreditation services Agreement and Business Associate Agreement.[10]
  3. The provider will completes and submits the Accreditation Application form and applicable fees.[10]
  4. The dialysis provider prepares to meet the NDAC's Standards after which they will submit a Letter of Readiness for the survey.[10]
  5. The dialysis provider collaboratives in hosting the unannounced NDAC accreditation survey,[8] and responds to and successfully corrects within the prescribed timeframes any deficiencies found in survey within the prescribed timeframe.[10] Corrections are specified and corrected under the Sec. 488.9 (c)(1).[9]

Once a dialysis provider completes the above accreditation steps successfully, the provider is recommended for deemed status by NDAC can then be awarded Medicare Certification from CMS and thus participate in provider service to Medicare beneficiaries under the Medicare program.[8]

NDAC provides its dialysis accreditation services with in-house staff.[10]  All field surveyors of NDAC are trained dialysis professionals with extensive clinical and/or survey experience in ESRD.[10]

Founders and executive leadership[edit]

NDAC's founders and key executives are all dialysis professionals with multi-decade experience in ESRD.

  1. Glenda M. Payne MSN, RN, CNN who is the Chief Compliance Officer
  2. Jennifer Vavrinchik MSN, RN, CNN who is the Chief Operating Officer
  3. Curt Anliker Chief Executive Officer[3]


NDAC does not operate as a monopoly. The approval of this Accreditation Organization (AO) by Central Medicare and Medicaid Services limits it to providing deemed status accreditation to only ESRD facilities.[4] Accreditation Organizations approved by Central Medicare and Medicaid Services for deemed status for ESRD include the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC),[11] and the Joint Commission.

See also[edit]

  • Medical ethics
  • Patient safety organization
  • Hospital accreditation
  • Patient safety
  • URAC
  • List of international healthcare accreditation organizations
  • Evidence-based medicine


  1. "Corporate Sponsors - NRAA". Retrieved 2019-09-11.
  2. "Accredited Providers & Accreditation Organizations". Retrieved 2019-09-11.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "CMS approves National Dialysis Accreditation Commission for ESRD clinic surveys". Kidney Care Journal. January 10, 2019. Retrieved September 11, 2019.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "ACCREDITATION for Outpatient Dialysis Facilities | Kidney News". Retrieved 2019-09-11.
  5. "Facts about federal deemed status and state recognition". December 13, 2018. Retrieved 2019-09-11. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  6. "Deemed Status". Deemed Status. Retrieved 2019-09-11.
  7. "About". National Dialysis Accreditation Commission. Retrieved 2019-09-11.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 "Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 24 (Tuesday, February 5, 2019)". Retrieved 2019-09-11.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Medicare and Medicaid Programs: National Dialysis Accreditation Commission (NDAC) for Approval of its End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Facility Accreditation Program". Federal Register. 2018-08-07. Retrieved 2019-09-12.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 "Accreditation Services". National Dialysis Accreditation Commission. Retrieved 2019-09-12.
  11. "ACHC Accreditation - Empowering Providers to Enhance Patient Care". Retrieved 2019-09-12. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)

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