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 will be published in the November 1, 2017, Federal Register.