CMS Releases Final Rule on ESRD Prospective Payment System for 2014

On November 22, 2013, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule that updates Medicare policies and payment rates for 2014 for dialysis facilities paid under the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System (PPS). CMS decided to implement a 3- to 4-year transition for the drug utilization adjustment to the base rate mandated by Congress as part of the American Taxpayer Relief Act, and overall payments for 2014 will see a 0% change. The rule also finalized a 50% increase to the home dialysis training add-on payment adjustment that is made for both peritoneal dialysis and home hemodialysis training treatments. Click the links below for additional information.

Response to Rule

ANNA Webinar on Final Rule