CMS Finalizes Kidney Care Demo Changes Targeted At Improving Equity

By Maya Goldman / October 29, 2021 at 7:00 PM
CMS finalized changes to a mandatory end-stage renal disease payment demonstration focused on using home dialysis and kidney transplants as a way to ease socioeconomic disparities in a final 2022 ESRD payment rule Friday (Oct. 29), and the agency also raised dialysis facilities’ pay rates by more than $2 than it had proposed. The base prospective payment system rate for ERSD facilities in 2022 will be $257.90, a $5 increase from the current rate and a more than $2 increase...

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