Sweeping CMS Waivers Facilitate Access to Kidney Care

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Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures, and at least as far as kidney care is concerned, the federal government is rising to the challenge. In the past month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued an unprecedented set of waivers to facilitate care delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic. The sweeping interim final rule the agency published March 30, 2020, provides a remarkable degree of flexibility in how providers may deliver care to patients insured through Medicare and Medicaid during the current public health emergency (1).

Equally extraordinary, nearly every one of the requests ASN put