Becker's Healthcare July 9, 2021
CMS has released its annual proposed payment updates for inpatient facilities, kidney care facilities, home health, skilled nursing facilities, hospices, inpatient psychiatric facilities and inpatient rehabilitation facilities.
Here are 21 things to know about the proposed rules:
End-stage renal disease treatment facilities
1. CMS on July 1 proposed increasing the base rate for end-stage renal disease to $255.55, an increase of $2.42 to the current base rate of $253.13. CMS also proposed lifting the payment rate for renal dialysis services for individuals with acute kidney injury to $255.55.
2. CMS is proposing to update the outlier services’ fixed-dollar loss amounts for 2022 using 2020 data. For pediatric beneficiaries, the fixed-dollar loss amount would decrease from $44.78 to $30.38, and the...