CMS Proposes 2018 Policy and Payment Rate Changes for ESRD Facilities

On June 29, 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule (CMS 1674-P) that would update payment policies for 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 proposes updates to the acute kidney injury (AKI) dialysis payment rate for renal dialysis services furnished by ESRD facilities to individuals with AKI; and proposes changes to the ESRD Quality Incentive Program (QIP), including for payment years 2019, 2020, and 2021.

Response to Proposed Rule