CMS finalizes dialysis payment rule: 5 things to know

CMS released a final rule that updates payment rates for dialysis services. It works Jan. 1.

Morgan Haefner –
Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020
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Five things to know:.
1. The agency is expanding add-on payments for brand-new and innovative equipment and products to particular house dialysis makers.
2. CMS decided not to authorize additional payments for dialyzers and cartridges for home dialysis machines in 2021. The manufacturers can reapply for the 2022-23 fiscal year.
3. In 2021, CMS anticipates to pay $10.3 billion to about 7,400 dialysis centers in the potential payment system.
4. The final base rate for dialysis facilities is $253.13, up $13.80 from the existing rate of $239.33.

5. CMS will use a 5 percent cap on any decline in a dialysis centers wage index.

CMS decided not to approve extra payments for dialyzers and cartridges for house dialysis machines in 2021. The makers can reapply for the 2022-23 calendar years.
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