Increase Quality of Care

DPC is working to ensure that there are appropriate incentives in the Medicare ESRD program to encourage innovation in the field. We are also partnering with members of the kidney and greater medical community to provide the patient voice in new research projects. All those affected by kidney disease know how vital access to high quality care is to living a full and meaningful life. DPC is committed to working with the kidney community to ensure that all care provided in this country meets the highest quality and patient safety standards so all of our members can live life to the fullest.

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New Year, New Administration Brings Changes to Medicare’s Kidney Demonstration Projects

April 14th, 2021|Categories: Article, Care Coordination, Dialysis Funding, Medicare Advantage, Protect Patient Care, Quality Incentive Program|

2021 was supposed to mark the beginning of three new Medicare programs to demonstrate innovations in kidney care, but a last-minute decision from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation has suspended two of [...]

DPC’s Letter to Elizabeth Fowler, Deputy Administrator for CMMI

March 8th, 2021|Categories: Advance Patient Choice, Improve Access to Care, Increase Quality of Care, Medicare Advantage|

Ms. Elizabeth Fowler, Deputy Administrator Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation 2810 Lord Baltimore Drive Windsor Mill, MD 21244. Dear Ms. Fowler: We are seeking a bottom-up review of the ESRD Treatment Choice (ETC) demonstration [...]

CMS Announces Penalties and Rewards for Promoting Home Dialysis and Transplants

September 22nd, 2020|Categories: Access to Transplant, Article, Dialysis Funding, Transplant Donor Protection, Treatment Options|

On September 18, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it finalized the End-Stage Renal Disease Treatment Choices (ETC) Model. The ETC Model was a cornerstone of President Trump’s Advancing Kidney Health Executive Order [...]

DPC Comments on CMS Proposed ESRD Annual Payment Rule to Increase Dialysis Patient Quality Care

September 1st, 2020|Categories: Access to Transplant, Care Coordination, Comment Letter, Innovation, Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, Quality Incentive Program, Treatment Options|

Each year—typically during the summer—the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) puts out rules for how they are going to pay for dialysis treatment. The rules reflect CMS’ latest policies, and organizations have [...]

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