Inside CMS - 09/11/2014

Industry, Patients Say Delay Of Dialysis Star Ratings Program Is Insufficient

September 10, 2014
CMS is delaying the dialysis star rating program, but the dialysis centers and patient advocates that have harshly criticized the program are not happy because CMS plans to use the three-month delay for consumer education and has no plans to change the program. Trade and patient groups say CMS sprung the star rating program on them without going through public rulemaking, and even the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission complained about the way CMS abruptly created the program without input from...

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