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Medicare will boost dialysis pay 2.1%
Modern Healthcare

Dialysis facilities paid under the end-stage renal disease, or ESRD, prospective payment system will see an overall increase of 2.1% in their Medicare payment rates in 2012, which the CMS estimates should total about $8.3 billion in payments. The payment update reflects a marketbasket increase of 3% minus a productivity adjustment of 0.9%, according to the CMS, which issued a final rule for the ESRD payment system (PDF) late Tuesday.