Challenges and directions for Medicare ESRD payment policy.

  title={Challenges and directions for Medicare ESRD payment policy.},
  author={Nancy Fox Ray and Maureen A Ross},
  journal={Seminars in nephrology},
  volume={20 6},
Since the inception of the ESRD program in 1973, Medicare has been challenged to provide access to high-quality care to beneficiaries with ESRD while trying to contain program payments. Despite implementing policies to control the growth in spending for outpatient dialysis and shifting the risk of certain ESRD beneficiaries to private payers, annual ESRD program payments have grown faster than overall Medicare spending. Some stakeholders contend that these policies have adversely affected… CONTINUE READING

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