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Dialysis Patient Citizens Sues CMS Over MA Dialysis Network Adequacy

By Michelle M. Stein / June 24, 2020 at 8:01 PM
Dialysis Patient Citizens sued CMS over its decision to let Medicare Advantage plans attest to having dialysis available in their networks rather than requiring specific time and distance standards for outpatient dialysis centers -- a decision the patient advocate group says discriminates against end-stage renal disease patients and was finalized without stakeholders knowing it was an imminent proposal. At issue is a rule recently finalized by CMS that codifies time and distance standards for certain MA providers but exempts outpatient...


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