CMS Releases Final Rule on ESRD PPS, QIP, and DME (CMS-1614-F)

On October 31, 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule that will 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, 2015. This rule also introduces new quality and performance measures to improve the quality of care by outpatient dialysis facilities treating patients with end-stage renal disease and implements the Affordable Care Act mandate to use competitive bidding rates for durable medical equipment (DME).

The final rule appeared in the November 6, 2014 Federal Register.

Response to Final Rule

Comparison Chart (Proposed and Final Rules)

ANNA has developed a comprehensive chart that outlines key components of the Proposed Rule, recommendations submitted by ANNA to CMS, and how the Final Rule aligns with those recommendations.

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