Year 1 ETC Model Results Suggest $$$ Alone Are Not Enough to
Drive More Home Dialysis
The mandatory End-stage Renal Disease Treatment Choice (ETC) model
studied Medicare patients ages 66+ who started dialysis in 2021.
Dialysis clinics and managing clinicians received financial incentives
to increase the percentage of patients using any home dialysis in the
first 90 days. In the control group, home therapy use rose by
0.12%—and in the ETC group by 1.65%, a
non-significant difference. None of the secondary outcomes differed,
either. The financial incentives will rise over time, which may help…
Read the abstract. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36206005/.
Editor’s Note: First 90 days—during a global
pandemic with pervasive staffing shortages?! That’s a particularly
uphill challenge. My suspicion? Financial incentives are necessary—but
not sufficient. Clinics also need tools to help them approach
patients in an effective way, like How
to Talk to Patients About Home Dialysis and MyKidneyLifePlan.org.
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