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CMS plans shared-savings program for renal care
Modern Healthcare

The CMS is bringing its care-coordination and shared-savings model to end-stage renal disease in a program that aims to extract cost savings and improve quality. The initiative comes one month after the New Year’s Day fiscal cliff compromise, which called for $4.9 billion in cuts to dialysis providers. Under the Comprehensive ESRD Care initiative, healthcare providers will manage a group of Medicare beneficiaries with late-stage kidney disease.