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Advising the Congress on Medicare issues
MedPAC > Recommendations > Improving the quality of care for beneficiaries with end-stage renal disease (A)

Improving the quality of care for beneficiaries with end-stage renal disease (A)

June 1, 1999

The Secretary should determine clinical criteria for dialysis patients to receive increased frequency or duration of dialysis. The Secretary should then examine the feasibility of a multitiered composite rate that would allow different payments based on the frequency and duration of dialysis prescribed, as well as other factors related to adequacy of dialysis.

Topics: Ambulatory care settings and Beneficiaries and coverage.