What’s happening: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ final rule details the end-stage renal disease prospective payment system for calendar year 2024.
What else to know: The base rate will increase to $271.02.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a final rule updating payment rates and policies for information under the end-stage renal disease (ESRD) prospective payment system (PPS) for renal dialysis services furnished to Medicare beneficiaries for calendar year (CY) 2024.
CMS will increase the ESRD PPS base rate to $271.02, an increase of $5.45 to the current CY 2023 base rate of $265.57. For hospital-based ESRD facilities, CMS projects an increase in total payments of 2%.
The final rule also includes updates to the acute kidney injury dialysis payment rate for renal dialysis services furnished by ESRD facilities and proposes several updates for the ESRD Quality Incentive Program. In addition, it discusses responses to the agency’s requests for information on potential changes to the low-volume payment adjustment methodology and the possible creation of a new payment adjustment for geographically isolated ESRD facilities.
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