Fierce Healthcare has;CMS Proposes Cuts to Hospital-Based End-Stage Renal Disease Services
July 5, 2013 | By Ayesha Kravetz
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services proposed a rule to revise the end-stage renal disease (ESRD) prospective payment system (PPS), the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services announced. The change would cut 2014 payments 9.4 percent. Hospital-based ESRD facilities would see payments cut 9.3 percent. CMS estimates total ESRD PPS expenditures will decrease by $780 million from 2013 to 2014. In addition, the rule aims to set forth requirements for the ESRD quality incentive program starting in payment year 2016. CMS' proposed rule also would clarify the provision related to the three-year minimum lifetime requirement for durable medical equipment. Proposal (.pdf)
Thank You Fierce Healthcare and Ms. Kravetz.
But CMS still has buckets of money to reimburse the Mind Control Quacks, whose Next witch hunters bible - the DSM-V - will have 50% of America afflicted with an Incurably Sick Mind.
It's to be expected. Look at who Obama put in Charge of CMS.
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Yes people, your Centers for Medicare Services are On The Ball.
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