CMS Releases Final Rule on ESRD Prospective Payment System for 2018 (CMS-1674-F)

On October 27, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule that updates 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, 2018. In addition, this rule finalizes updates to the acute kidney injury (AKI) dialysis payment rate for renal dialysis services furnished by ESRD facilities to individuals with AKI, as well as updates to the ESRD Quality Incentive Program (ESRD QIP), including for payment years (PYs) 2019, 2020, and 2021. 

The final rule was published in the November 1, 2017, Federal Register.

Comparison Chart (Proposed and Final Rules)

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

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