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Date
2013-04-24
Event
ESRD Low-Volume Payment Adjustment
Topic
End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)

Description:
Does your dialysis facility qualify for Medicare’s low-volume payment adjustment (LVPA) available under the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System? Please join us for this important call.

The Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (MIPPA) required CMS to implement a LVPA for services furnished on or after January 1, 2011 to increase the payment rate for facilities that provide a low volume of dialysis treatments. The payment adjustment was intended to offset the higher costs of care that these facilities incur when furnishing dialysis services. In addition, MIPPA also required that the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) review Medicare claims and report on payment accuracy.

On March 1, 2013, the GAO published a report, “CMS Should Improve Design and Strengthen Monitoring of Low-Volume Adjustment.” During this National Provider Call, CMS subject matter experts discuss the GAO report and Medicare’s LVPA payment policies, including eligibility requirements and reporting responsibilities. A question and answer session follows the presentation.

When:  Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Time: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern Time

Target Audience:
ESRD facilities and interested stakeholders

Call Materials:
Presentation

Audio Recording

Written Transcript & Post Call Clarification

Registration:
To register for a National Provider Call, please visit the CMS Upcoming National Provider Calls webpage.

For More Information:
ESRD Payment website