CMS to Increase End-Stage Renal Disease Facility Payments 0.3% in 2015

CMS has released a proposed rule including a 0.3 percent overall rate increase for Medicare payments to end-stage renal disease facilities in calendar year 2015.

Hospital-based ESRD facilities will see an estimated 0.5 percent increase in payments under the proposed rule. Additionally, the rule contains changes to the ESRD Quality Incentive Program for 2017 and 2018, such as the adoption of a readmission measure and the transition of the patient experience survey measure for in-center hemodialysis patients to pay-for-performance.

CMS will accept comments on the proposed rule through Sept. 2. For more information, read the full proposed rule here.

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