Possible effects of the new Medicare reimbursement policy on African Americans with ESRD.


The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid services (CMS) proposes to change the method of reimbursement for outpatient hemodialysis such that a fixed payment bundle will cover both outpatient dialysis therapy and injectable medications. The proposal does not include an adjustment for race, although this is up for debate. We aimed to determine if African Americans… (More)
DOI: 10.1681/ASN.2008080853


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