New Requirements for payment of drugs furnished in independent dialysis facilities and paid outside of the composite rate
for dates of service (DOS) starting on January 1, 2004. Drugs furnished in this setting will be paid at the lower of billed
charges or 95 percent Average Wholesale Price (AWP) for the calendar year 2004. These changes have been established with the
Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act (MMA) of 2003, PL 108-173.