CMS To Start Mandatory ESRD Model In 2021 With 30% Of Providers

By Michelle M. Stein / September 18, 2020 at 5:55 PM
CMS on Friday (Sept. 18) announced it will start on Jan. 1 a mandatory demonstration aimed at increasing the use of home dialysis and kidney transplants -- which the agency says should give providers plenty of time to prepare -- and also revealed it will include 30% of dialysis facilities and providers managing adults with End-Stage Renal Disease in the model rather than its proposed 50% while rejecting the idea of a voluntary approach. The agency said it will use...

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