Journal Watch - Choosing The Right Path Through ‘The System’
More CMS Incentives Needed to Boost Home Dialysis
More CMS Incentives Needed to Boost Home Dialysis Have changes in the ESRD Prospective Payment System (“bundle”) designed to increase the use of home dialysis been successful? A new analysis of USRDS data from 2006 to 2013 found that bundling injectable medications and paying for home training did move the needle a bit—but not enough. Compared to patients with other insurance who had a 4.1% increase in home dialysis during this period, Medicare beneficiaries had a non-significant 5.8% rise.
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