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Medicare Proposes To Slightly Raise Kidney Care Payments

Modern Healthcare: CMS Proposing Slight Uptick In Kidney Care Payments In 2015
The CMS is proposing changes to payment policies for the treatment of end-stage renal disease that the agency estimates would increase payments by about 0.3 percent, or $30 million, in 2015.  The payment policies were detailed in a proposed rule issued by the agency on Wednesday. Medicare disburses roughly $8.5 billion per year to facilities that provide dialysis services to individuals with the chronic kidney disease (Demko, 7/2).

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