Medicare program; end-stage renal disease prospective payment system, quality incentive program, and bad debt reductions for all Medicare providers. Final rule

Fed Regist. 2012 Nov 9;77(218):67450-531.


This final rule updates and makes revisions to the end-stage renal disease (ESRD) prospective payment system (PPS) for calendar year (CY) 2013. This rule also sets forth requirements for the ESRD quality incentive program (QIP), including for payment year (PY) 2015 and beyond. In addition, this rule implements changes to bad debt reimbursement for all Medicare providers, suppliers, and other entities eligible to receive Medicare payment for bad debt and removes the cap on bad debt reimbursement to ESRD facilities. (See the Table of Contents for a listing of the specific issues addressed in this final rule.)

MeSH terms

  • Benchmarking / economics
  • Benchmarking / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Humans
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / economics*
  • Medicare / economics*
  • Medicare / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Prospective Payment System / economics*
  • Prospective Payment System / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Quality Indicators, Health Care / economics
  • Quality Indicators, Health Care / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Quality of Health Care / economics*
  • Quality of Health Care / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Reimbursement, Incentive / economics*
  • Reimbursement, Incentive / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Renal Dialysis / economics
  • United States