Physician Fee Schedule Changes a Win for Nephrologists, Home Dialysis

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Nephrologists will see payment increases in some services starting January 1, 2021, according to the proposed rule on the annual physician fee schedule released last month by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). In general, nephrology will see an overall 6% increase with an approximately 30% increase for home dialysis services.

Anupam Agarwal, MD, FASN, ASN President, praised the move by CMS: “Finally, after years of advocacy by ASN, Medicare is supporting nephrologists with rates that better reflect our work. Most importantly, this is a big win for home dialysis, a top priority for ASN.”

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