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American Journal of Managed Care

CMS Finalizes Kidney Care Model to Promote Home Dialysis, Live Donor Transplants

CMS today finalized a new payment model it said would give patients greater access to home dialysis and kidney transplants from live donors, which officials said would improve outcomes and quality of life while saving Medicare $23 million over 5 years. Trump administration officials said the model, which takes effect January 1, 2021, would be the…

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MedPage Today

CMS Moves to Boost Home Dialysis, Living Donor Kidney Transplants

Medicare beneficiaries with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) may soon have easier access to home dialysis and kidney transplants under a final rule issued Friday by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). “Today we’re announcing two major steps forward in our efforts to advance American kidney health,” Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said Friday…

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Inside Health Policy

CMS To Start Mandatory ESRD Model In 2021 With 30% Of Providers

CMS on Friday (Sept. 18) announced it will start on Jan. 1 a mandatory demonstration aimed at increasing the use of home dialysis and kidney transplants — which the agency says should give providers plenty of time to prepare — and also revealed it will include 30% of dialysis facilities and providers managing adults with End-Stage Renal…

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Healio Nephrology News & Issues

CMS finalizes ESRD Treatment Choices model, estimates $23 million in savings

CMS released the final version of its ESRD Treatment Choices payment model today, aimed at incentivizing dialysis providers to place more patients with end-stage renal disease on home dialysis or refer them for a kidney transplant. “President Trump is tackling a longstanding problem for people with kidney disease because they deserve better than a system…

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Modern Healthcare

CMS approves chronic kidney disease payment model

CMS on Friday unveiled its alternative payment model for patients with chronic kidney disease. The End-Stage Renal Disease ESRD Treatment Choices—ETC—model encourages increased home dialysis use and kidney transplants. According to the agency, it will affect nearly a third of kidney care providers and save the federal government about $23 million over five and a half years….

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Statement by Kidney Care Partners on The ESRD Treatment Choices (ETC) Model

Kidney Care Partners (KCP) is carefully reviewing the release of the ESRD Treatment Choices Model today as a final rule, and we will provide a more detailed response following that review process. KCP thanks the Administration for its continued efforts to improve kidney care quality and care delivery to our nation’s most vulnerable Medicare population…

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Health Leaders Media

CMS Finalizes Models To Address Chronic Kidney Disease, Cancer

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that two new care models to address chronic kidney disease and cancer were finalized Friday morning. The End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Treatment Choices (ETC) Model aims to increase the usage of home dialysis and kidney transplants, with Medicare payments shifting from fee-for-service payments to value-based care…

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mHealth Intelligence

New CMS Payment Model for Kidney Care Could Boost Telehealth Use

Federal officials have unveiled a new treatment model for patients living with kidney disease that could boost interest in telehealth and remote patient monitoring programs. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Treatment Choices (ETC) Model aims to shift from the traditional Medicare fee-for-service format to one that incentivizes providers to…

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