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CMS PROPOSES POLICY AND PAYMENT RATE CHANGES FOR END-STAGE RENAL DISEASE FACILITIES IN 2013

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.
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CMS ANNOUNCES FIRST RESULTS FOR PROGRAM TO IMPROVE CARE FOR DIALYSIS PATIENTS

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today released the first results for a new Federal pay-for-performance or “value-based purchasing” program for dialysis facilities that is designed to give facilities payment incentives to improve the quality of care furnished to patients diagnosed with End-stage Renal Disease (ESRD).
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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 IMPLEMENTS VALUE-BASED PURCHASING FOR DIALYSIS FACILITIES

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today issued a final rule that will establish performance standards for dialysis facilities and provide payment adjustments to individual End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) facilities based on how well they meet these standards.
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CMS ANNOUNCES NEW PROSPECTIVE PAYMENT SYSTEM FOR END-STAGE RENAL DISEASE FACILITIES

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today issued a final rule that will change how Medicare pays for dialysis services for Medicare beneficiaries who have end-stage renal disease (ESRD).
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CMS ADOPTS POLICY, PAYMENT RATE CHANGES FOR SERVICES IN HOSPITAL OUTPATIENT DEPARTMENTS

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced that most hospitals will receive an inflation update of 2.1 percent in their payment rates for services furnished to Medicare beneficiaries in outpatient departments.
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MEDICARE LAUNCHES MISSISSIPPI HEALTH FIRST COLLABORATIVE FOR DIABETES CARE IN COMMUNITY SETTINGS

A statewide effort to improve care for patients with diabetes across Mississippi, particularly for patients considered to be “medically underserved ,” is being announced today by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).  The initiative is called the Mississippi Health First Collaborative.
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CMS PROPOSES NEW PROSPECTIVE PAYMENT SYSTEM FOR RENAL DIALYSIS FACILITIES

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today proposed a new prospective payment system (PPS) for facilities that provide dialysis services to Medicare beneficiaries who have end-stage renal disease (ESRD). 
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