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Controversial ESRD Third-Party Payer Rule Under OMB Review

June 10, 2019
The White House Office of Management and Budget is reviewing a regulatory proposal to replace an interim final rule issued in 2016 that required dialysis firms inform commercial insurers when a patient’s premium would be covered by a third-party payer, including non-profit charities like the American Kidney Fund (AKF), but was later shot down in the courts. CMS has been mum on how it is changing the controversial 2016 rule. The Obama-era rule aimed to stop facilities from steering consumers...


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