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GAO Urges More Focus On Medicare Home Dialysis Costs

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

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The Government Accountability Office issued a report urging CMS to improve the reliability of its cost data on home dialysis versus in-center dialysis, and to consider revising` rates to remove disincentives for the former. GAO also suggested expanding the statutory Kidney Disease Education benefit, but HHS said that is not in the president's budget.

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