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CMS NEWS ALERT AUGUST 17, 2020

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CMS Finalizes Policy and Payment Rate Changes for End-Stage Renal Disease Facilities in 2014

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today issued a final rule that updates Medicare policies and payment rates for 2014 for dialysis facilities paid under the End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System (PPS).
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CMS ANNOUNCES STRONGER INCENTIVES TO IMPROVE ESRD TREATMENT OUTCOMES

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today issued a final rule that updates Medicare policies and payment rates for 5,503 dialysis facilities paid under the End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System (PPS) that was first implemented in calendar year (CY) 2011.
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CMS PROPOSES POLICY CHANGES AND PAYMENT UPDATES FOR DIALYSIS FACILITIES IN 2012

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today issued a proposed rule that would update Medicare policies and payment rates for 5,304 dialysis facilities paid under a new bundled Prospective Payment System (PPS) that was implemented in calendar year (CY) 2011.
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CMS PROPOSES TO EXPAND ACCESS TO SEASONAL INFLUENZA IMMUNIZATION

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today proposed new requirements for Medicare-certified providers that are designed to expand access to seasonal influenza vaccination.
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MEDICARE TO MODIFY ITS CLAIMS MONITORING POLICY FOR USE OF ESAS FOR ANEMIA TREATMENT IN DIALYSIS

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today it is strengthening its erythropoiesis stimulating agent (ESA) Monitoring Policy (EMP) for claims for ESAs used to treat anemia in Medicare beneficiaries who are receiving dialysis treatment for end stage renal disease (ESRD).
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CMS ANNOUNCES PAYMENT UPDATE AND POLICY CHANGES FOR MEDICARE PHYSICIAN FEE SCHEDULE

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) expects to pay approximately $57.6 billion to 875,000 physicians and other health care professionals in 2006, according to a final rule released today that will update payment rates and revise payment policies under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule.
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CMS ANNOUNCES PROPOSED PAYMENT UPDATE AND POLICY CHANGES FOR MEDICARE PHYSICIAN FEE SCHEDULE

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) expects to pay approximately $56.5 billion to 875,000 physicians and other health care professionals in 2006, according to a proposed rule released today that would update payment rates and revise payment policies under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule.
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PROPOSED MEDICARE RULE WOULD MODERNIZE END-STAGE RENAL DISEASE CONDITIONS FOR COVERAGE

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) today proposed a rule that would modernize the Medicare End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) conditions for coverage by promoting higher quality care amongst dialysis facilities that want to participate in the Medicare program.
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MEDICARE ANNOUNCES NEW PREVENTIVE BENEFITS AND PHYSICIAN PAYMENT INCREASES IN FINAL PHYISICIAN PAYMENT RULE FOR 2005

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today issued Medicare’s final rule for physician payment for 2005, with new benefits and higher payments for preventive services including a “Welcome to Medicare Physical” and increased payment rates to physicians.
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