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23 Oct REMINDER: The Low Volume ESRD PPS Written Attestation Deadline is November 1, 2018

Under the ESRD Prospective Payment System (PPS), facilities may be eligible to be paid an adjustment to their PPS rate if the facility furnished less than 4,000 treatments in each of the three years preceding the payment year.
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09 Nov Medicare Changes to Patient ID Cards

Posted at 11:38h in Medicare by Bryan Thompson 0 Comments
Starting in 2018 Medicare will be replacing all patients' ID cards.   CMS will issue new Medicare cards with a new unique, randomly-assigned number called a Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) to replace the existing Social Security-based Health Insurance Claim Number (HICN) both on the cards and ...
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17 Sep Medicare Low-Volume Adjustment

It's that time again.   Time to see if you qualify for the low volume reimbursement from Medicare. CMS implemented the Low Volume Payment Adjustment (LVPA) to compensate dialysis facilities that provided a low volume of dialysis treatments, to offset high costs and ensure access to care. CMS ...
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14 Jul CMS Proposed Updates to Policies and Payment Rates

Posted at 10:13h in Medicare by Bryan Thompson 0 Comments
On June 29, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that would update payment policies and rates under the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System (PPS) for renal dialysis services furnished to beneficiaries on or after January 1, 2018. ...
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12 Nov Gaia Case Mix Industry Tool

Posted at 11:36h in Medicare by Bryan Thompson 0 Comments
Pricing Tool for 2016 Medicare Case Mix Adjuster Changes  
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