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CMS Issues Proposed Rule Updating ESRD PPS for CY 2014

CMS recently issued a proposed rule detailing updates and revisions to the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) prospective payment system (PPS) for calendar year (CY) 2014 and requirements for the ESRD quality incentive program...more

CMS Updates Manual to Reflect Ambulance Fee Schedule Reduction for Non-Emergency BLS Transports of Patients With ESRD

On May 10, 2013, CMS issued a transmittal clarifying the requirement in Section 637 of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (ATRA) that ambulance payments for non-emergency basic life support (BLS) transports for end...more

Stark Exception For ESRD Not Recognized In Florida

On January 10, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled in Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc. v. Tucker, that an arrangement can violate Section 456.053 of the Florida Statutes, also known as...more

CMS’s Innovation Center Announces New Initiative on Comprehensive ESRD Care

On February 4, 2013, CMS’s Innovation Center announced a new initiative to test a payment and service delivery model for beneficiaries with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). The initiative, named Comprehensive ESRD Care (CEC),...more

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