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CMS revises application request for ESRD payment, care delivery model

July 29, 2013

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Friday released a revised Request for Applications for the Comprehensive End-Stage Renal Disease Care Model. Announced in February, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation project will test whether organizations comprised of dialysis facilities, nephrologists and other Medicare providers and suppliers can reduce costs and improve care coordination and quality for Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries with end-stage renal disease. The model offers three payment tracks, depending on the size of the dialysis facility participating in the model. The revised RFA updates the payment track for large dialysis organizations. Interested applicants must submit a letter of intent and application by Aug. 30. For more information, see the CMS factsheet.