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Medicare Proposal Ties Stricter Quality Measures to ESRD Payments
Health Leaders Media

More than 5,000 dialysis centers around the country would have to work within much stricter quality guidelines under Medicare’s proposed incentive payment program for care delivered to patients with end-stage renal disease.

Included in the proposal is that each center’s rate of hospital admissions—the adjusted number of patients who required admission to a hospital because of an infection or other adverse event—would be publicly reported in 2015 “to encourage facilities to improve their care.”