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

On July 23rd, at the same time that it released the final rule relating to the new bundled payment methodology for renal dialysis providers, CMS issued a proposed rule that would create a new Quality Incentive Program (QIP)

Continue Reading How Will Proposed New Quality Improvement Program (QIP) Requirements Impact Dialysis Provider Reimbursement?

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

As physicians face the reality of consolidation in certain segments of the healthcare industry, rising costs such as the costs of malpractice coverage, the tangible and intangible costs of administering a private practice and the critical importance of power in the

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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

Continue Reading Dialysis Industry Prepares for New Payment Methodology: How Might Bundling Effect Providers Differently?