CMS Proposes Changes to 2023 Payment Policy for ESRD Facilities

On June 21, 2022, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule (CMS 1768-P) to update payment rates and policies under the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System (PPS) for dialysis services furnished to beneficiaries on or after January 1, 2023. This rule also proposes updates to the acute kidney injury (AKI) dialysis payment rate for dialysis services furnished by ESRD facilities for calendar year 2023; changes to the ESRD Quality Incentive Program (QIP); and refinements to the ESRD Treatment Choices (ETC) Model. Comments regarding the proposed rule are due to CMS by August 22, 2022.