KCP supports efforts to improve patient outcomes and reduce Medicare spending by incentivizing coordinated care. Working together, dialysis facilities, nephrologists, and other health care professionals could significantly reduce the leading causes of hospitalizations, such as fluid overload and dialysis bloodstream access-related infections. However, these efforts need to be designed appropriately and supported by sufficient resources.
KCP Comment Letter:
- Alternative Payment Model (APM) and Advanced Alternative Payment Model (AAPM) Letter to Andrew Slavitt, Acting Administrator, CMS (August 22, 2016)
- Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Model (APM) Incentive Under the Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule Letter to Andrew Slavitt, Acting Administrator, CMS (June 27, 2016)
- Revisions to Requirements for Discharge Planning for Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, and Home Health Agencies Proposed Rule Letter to Andrew Slavitt, Acting Administrator, CMS (December 21, 2015)
- Advance Notice of Methodological Changes for CY 2016 for Medicare Advantage Rates, Part C and Part D Payment Policies Call Letter to Sean Cavanaugh, Deputy Administrator, CMS (March 5, 2015)
- IMPAQ Technical Expert Panel (TEP) Measure Development process for the Comprehensive ESRD (CEC) Initiative Letter to Patrick Conway, M.D., Deputy Administrator for Innovation and Quality (March 28, 2014)