Inside Health Policy

CMS Finalizes Kidney Care Demo Changes Targeted At Improving Equity

CMS finalized changes to a mandatory end-stage renal disease payment demonstration focused on using home dialysis and kidney transplants as a way to ease socioeconomic disparities in a final 2022 ESRD payment rule Friday (Oct. 29), and the agency also raised dialysis facilities’ pay rates by more than $2 than it had proposed. Click here…

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The Hill

It’s time to make access to quality kidney care accessible and equitable for all

When COVID-19 first began sweeping through our country last year, it quickly became apparent that minority groups were affected at frighteningly disproportionate rates. According to the CDC, Black Americans more frequently test positive for the coronavirus, have been more likely to be hospitalized with severe illness than White Americans, and die at greater rates. In fact, literature on the pandemic…

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