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Advising the Congress on Medicare issues
MedPAC > Recommendations > Outpatient dialysis services

Outpatient dialysis services

February 29, 2008

The Congress should update the composite rate in calendar year 2009 by the projected rate of increase in the end-stage renal disease market basket index less the Commission’s adjustment for productivity growth. The Commission reiterates its recommendation that the Congress implement a quality incentive program for physicians and facilities that treat dialysis patients.

Topics: Ambulatory care settings, Physicians and other health professionals, and Quality.