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1 in 3 Dialysis Centers Subject to Medicare Penalties
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Nearly one third of 4,939 U.S. kidney dialysis centers will receive Medicare reimbursement penalties of between 2% and .5% starting Jan. 1 because of poor quality scores in anemia management and/or dialysis adequacy, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said Thursday.

This is the first time quality scores for dialysis centers have been rated for financial penalties under this program, which was authorized by the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008.