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As it pertains to an important issue first raised in October 2016, CMS last week made a key change, effective Jan. 1, 2018. In a surprise move last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) agreed to pay for outpatient dialysis for patients with acute kidney failure (AKI)…
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In early 2017, a federal Judge blocked a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) interim final rule regarding premium assistance for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients. CMS did not technically bar ESRD patients from getting help with premiums. The agency was simply concerned with the inappropriate shifting of this…