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OIG: Medicare May End Up Overpaying for ESRD Drugs
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To keep costs related to end-stage renal disease (ESRD) treatments down, Medicare will be bundling drugs and services for dialysis payments together beginning Jan. 1, 2011. Medicare, however, will find itself overpaying for the dialysis drugs because it is failing to take current market rates—which are dropping—into consideration, according to a report from the Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General (OIG).