A message from Rob Blaser
Renal Physicians Association Director of Public Policy
On November 2 CMS released the final rule for the 2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, and largely the news is good. Most significantly, CMS acted on RPA’s comment that the 2017 RUC recommendations for the dialysis circuit code family be implemented, resulting in increases in value for every code in the family. Additionally, CMS once again provided no specific instruction for the revaluation of the purportedly misvalued home dialysis codes, allowing for the possibility that these codes may not require the need for a survey in the coming months.