July 12, 2023
Payers | Tea Leaves
  • The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed a payment boost for dialysis providers next year in a draft regulation released Monday. The agency is proposing to raise the end-stage renal disease Prospective Payment System base rate for dialysis services provided to Medicare beneficiaries by $4.42, or 1.7 percent, to $269.99. It projects that total payments will rise 2.6 percent for hospital-based end-stage renal disease facilities and 1.6 percent for freestanding facilities. The proposed payment bump is