CMS To Phase In Dialysis Provider Cuts Over Several Years
CMS will phase in cuts to dialysis providers over three to four years, meaning overall payments for 2014 will remain the same, according to a final rule released Friday. In July, the agency recommended a 9.4% cut, but industry advocates said such a cut would force smaller operators out of business and decrease patient care in rural areas. The final rule also authorizes a 50% increase to home dialysis training payment adjustments.
- "CMS To Phase In Controversial Payment Cut to Dialysis Providers" (Kutscher, Modern Healthcare, 11/22).
- "U.S. Medicare Program Leaves 2014 Dialysis Payments Unchanged" (Beasley/Burger, Reuters, 11/22).