CMS' 2018 ESRD PPS AKI AND QIP Proposed Rule

CMS' 2018 ESRD PPS AKI and QIP Proposed Rule

On June 29, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that would update payment policies for the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System (PPS). The rule covers payment rates for renal dialysis services, including updates to acute kidney injury, furnished to beneficiaries on or before January 1, 2018. The ESRD Quality Incentive Program proposed changes are for payment years 2019, 2020, and 2021, and a number of key dialysis methodologies and quality measures. The complete proposed rule can be read here, as well as a Fact Sheet.
A summary of CMS’ Final Rule by Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas and Kasper Cardinale Consulting can be found here (members only, sign in required). The NRAA will also be hosted a webinar on Thursday, July 18 to review the rule "CMS Proposed Updates to Policies and Payment Rates for ESRD PPS, QIP and AKI Walkthrough", registration coming soon. *

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