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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 ANNOUNCES AN ADDITIONAL SITE FOR DEMONSTRATION FOR BENEFICIARIES WITH END STAGE RENAL DISEASE

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced that it has selected an additional organization, Evercare of Georgia, a United Healthcare product, to participate in a new demonstration that will increase the opportunity for Medicare beneficiaries with end stage renal disease (ESRD) to join managed care plans.
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