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Rumors Circulate That CMS Will Delay Dialysis Star-Rating Program

August 29, 2014
Industry lobbyists say they hear that CMS will announce, possibly soon after Labor Day, that it is delaying the dialysis star-rating system that has been the target of criticism from dialysis facilities, patients and even the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission. They caution that they've not heard directly from CMS officials, and when asked whether a delay is in the works, an agency spokesman said only that “we still have no announcement.” The program is criticized because Medicare already grades dialysis...


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