U. S. dialysis providers are completing their final analyses this week as the November 1st deadline to fully opt in to the new Medicare bundling reimbursement methodology approaches.  Pursuant to the new bundling rule released on July 23, 2010, providers who

Continue Reading Dialysis Facilities Poised to Make Decision on Medicare ESRD Bundling Opt In Opportunity by November 1st

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) conducts and sponsors a number of demonstration projects to test and measure the effect of potential program changes. These demonstration projects study the likely impact of new methods of service delivery, coverage of

Continue Reading CMS Demonstration and Pilot Projects: What are They and What do They Mean for a Healthcare Investor?

Yesterday, CMS issued a release regarding the much anticipated final rule laying out the new bundled prospective payment system (PPS) for renal dialysis facilities.  The rule itself was published on July 23, 2010.  Under the new  PPS, CMS will make a single bundled

Continue Reading CMS Issues Long Awaited Bundling Rule for Renal Dialysis Providers

The U.S. dialysis industry includes more than 4,000 outpatient dialysis facilities (in addition to a large number of home dialysis programs) that service more than 350,000 patients suffering from end stage renal disease (ESRD). The industry self-classifies dialysis companies as

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