Medicare Requests Feedback from KW18 Registrants on Key Kidney Care Policy Questions

By David White

In today’s session on the “Future of Value-Based Care,” Tom Duvall, co-lead on the ESRD Seamless Care Organization (ESCO) models at the CMS Innovation Center, updated Kidney Week attendees on the status of the ongoing ESCO models that  qualify as Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs) under the Quality Payment Program.  Duvall asked for feedback on how the models are currently operating and for input on how to accomplish various goals as CMS considers the next iteration of ESCOs after the current ones are completed in 2020.  In particular, Duvall requested Kidney Week participants submit answers to four questions:

  • How can CMS explicitly promote greater usage of home dialysis?
  • How can CMS incentivize better care before a beneficiary reaches ESRD?
  • How can CMS incentivize more beneficiaries receiving transplants?
  • What is the best mechanism to enact these proposed policies?
     

All nephrologists are encouraged to provide comments even if they do not participate in an ESCO.

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In today’s session on the “Future of Value-Based Care,” Tom Duvall, co-lead on the ESRD Seamless Care Organization (ESCO) models at the CMS Innovation Center, updated Kidney Week attendees on the status of the ongoing ESCO models that  qualify as Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs) under the Quality Payment Program.  Duvall asked for feedback on how the models are currently operating and for input on how to accomplish various goals as CMS considers the next iteration of ESCOs after the current ones are completed in 2020.  In particular, Duvall requested Kidney Week participants submit answers to four questions:

  • How can CMS explicitly promote greater usage of home dialysis?
  • How can CMS incentivize better care before a beneficiary reaches ESRD?
  • How can CMS incentivize more beneficiaries receiving transplants?
  • What is the best mechanism to enact these proposed policies?
     

All nephrologists are encouraged to provide comments even if they do not participate in an ESCO.

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Saturday, October 27, 2018