Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued final regulations regarding payments to dialysis facilities and quality measures dialysis facilities must meet in 2017 and 2018 to avoid facing a penalty.
In summary, CMS will increase the base amount that facilities get paid by $0.41, but rural facilities will see a small cut in their payments as a result of overall payment changes designed to better align payment with the updated costs of providing the care. CMS will also make changes to the quality measurements outlined in the Quality Incentive Program (QIP). The goal of the new measures in the QIP is to encourage dialysis facilities to communicate and coordinate with the patient’s entire healthcare team, and to improve upon the level of attention and care the staff gives to patients.
“Payment and Treatment for Dialysis Patients: CMS Issues Final Rulings” – http://flip.it/dlInU @CMSGov @NKF #Kidney #Diaylisis