With the 9.4% Medicare dialysis cut off the table, expect a slew of upgrades in the coming days & weeks once analysts re-crunch their numbers. A big relief. Medicare pays for ESRD patients regardless of age i.e. children, young adults as well as those normally Medicare eligible.
PS From today’s CMS PR: “..In 2014, the final year of the 4-year transition period, all ESRD facilities will be paid 100 percent of the ESRD PPS rate for renal dialysis services furnished on or after January 1, 2014.."