NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

DaVita Comments on Final CMS ESRD Rates, Provides Initial 2014 Income Guidance

DENVER— DaVita HealthCare Partners commented on the final Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Medicare ESRD rule for 2014 and announced initial 2014 operating income guidance. Final CMS Rule “On the dialysis rule, the bad news is that CMS appears to have accepted the premise that the language in the American Taxpayer Relief Act…

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American Kidney Fund Concerned that Medicare Rule Goes Too Far

ROCKVILLE, MD — The American Kidney Fund, the nation’s leading source of charitable financial assistance to dialysis patients, today expressed deep concern over a decision by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to cut Medicare payments for dialysis by 12 percent– or nearly $30 per treatment– over the next three to four years.…

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National Kidney Foundation Statement on Medicare’s Final Dialysis Payment Rule

New York, NY – In response to the final rule issued on November 22, 2013 to update Medicare payment to dialysis providers, the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is pleased that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) paid close attention to concerns raised by NKF, our constituents and others to lessen harm to patient…

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Dialysis Patient Citizens: CMS Releases Final Rule on 9.4% Cut to Medicare ESRD Program

DPC appreciates the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) acknowledgment of patient concerns in delaying implementation of its proposed cut to the Medicare End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Program. While dialysis patients received a temporary reprieve, the final rule does not change CMS’ original proposal to reduce dialysis funding by 12% – it merely…

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CMS Retains 12% Cut in Drug Payments for ESRD Care, Approves New QIP Measures

Published by Nephrology News & Issues Mark E. Neumann November 25, 2013 The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued its much-anticipated final rule Nov. 22 that updates 2014 payment rates for dialysis facilities paid under the end-stage renal disease Prospective Payment System (PPS). The agency also approved final changes to the ESRD Quality Incentive…

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Nation’s Kidney Care Community Says Medicare Rule Goes Too Far, Cuts Too Deep

Coalition Concerned That Phase-In Will Not Mitigate Impact on Patient Access and Care Quality WASHINGTON – The nation’s kidney care leaders today expressed disappointment that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) decision to cut Medicare payments for dialysis by 12 percent – or nearly $30 per treatment – over three to four years will…

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Kidney Care Council Statement on the End Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System Final Rule

Cuts to Dialysis Medicare Reimbursement Put Care of Vulnerable Patients at Risk The Kidney Care Council (KCC) is concerned about the negative impact of the multiyear reduction in payment released today by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in the Medicare end-stage renal disease (ESRD) prospective payment system (PPS) Final Rule. “Dialysis providers…

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Kidney Care Partners to Host Webinar to Discuss the Success of the PEAK (Performance Excellence and Accountability in Kidney Care) Quality Initiative to Improve Patient Mortality Rates

Independent Data Analysis of the PEAK Quality Initiative Documents a 25% Improvement In Mortality Rate for Dialysis Patients Within the First 90 Days Of Treatment, 13.6% Improvement In First Year Rate Washington, DC – On Tuesday, October 8 at 1 p.m. ET, Kidney Care Partners will host a Webinar to discuss the success of the…

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Kidney Care Partners’ Quality Initiative Spurs 25% Improvement In Mortality Rates for Dialysis Patients Within the First 90 Days Of Treatment, 13.6% Improvement In First Year

Washington, DC – Kidney Care Partners’ PEAK (Performance Excellence and Accountability in Kidney Care) quality improvement initiative spurred a 25 percent reduction in mortality rates for dialysis patients in the first 90 days of treatment and a nearly 14 percent reduction during the first year, according to an analysis of data prepared by Brown University*.…

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