CMS proposes policy and payment rate changes for end-stage renal disease facilities in 2013
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Press Releases, 07/03/2012
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today issued a proposed rule that would update Medicare policies and payment rates for End–Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) facilities paid under the ESRD Prospective Payment System (PPS) for calendar year (CY) 2013. The proposed rule would also strengthen incentives for improved quality of care and better outcomes for patients through improvements to the ESRD Quality Incentive Program (QIP). Performance scores on the QIP measures during a proposed CY 2013 performance period would affect payments to dialysis facilities in CY 2015.