The qualifying period is waived if, at any time during that period, the individual begins training in self-care dialysis in the expectation of self-dialyzing
thereafter (see HI 00801.226). For this waiver to apply, however, the facility providing the training must have
its training program approved by CMS’s Office of Clinical Standards and Quality.
The qualifying period is also waived when an individual who has had a previous period
of R-HI is subsequently reentitled to R-HI.