Reps. Ask Medicare To Up Home Dialysis Training Payments

Law360, New York (March 28, 2013, 7:49 PM EDT) -- Members of the Congressional Kidney Caucus said Wednesday that they are urging Medicare to increase its payments for home hemodialysis training to outpatient dialysis centers, saying the payments are too low for many Medicare patients to get the training to do their own dialysis at home.

The lawmakers argue that the current payment is too low, forcing outpatient centers to either provide training with no compensation or not provide it at all. The reimbursement of about $33 per training session covers less than an hour of...
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