CMS Proposes 2019 Policy and Payment Rate Changes for ESRD Facilities, Kidney Community Responds

On July 11, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule (CMS 1691-P) to update payment policies and rates under the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System (PPS) for renal dialysis services furnished to beneficiaries on or after January 1, 2019. This rule also proposes updates to the acute kidney injury dialysis payment rate for renal dialysis services furnished by ESRD facilities to individuals with AKI and proposes changes to the ESRD Quality Incentive Program (QIP).


Response to Proposed Rule