ESRD Treatment Choices (ETC) Model Impacting Nephrologists and Chronic Dialysis Providers

Joe Connor, Baxter Renal Consultant 

This presentation reviews the CMS ETC mandatory model impacting both Nephrologists and Chronic Dialysis providers.  The overview provides clarity around the ETC mandatory model regulations as it relates to improving home dialysis and transplant utilization throughout the selected Hospital Referral Regions.  Discussion focusses on the Home Dialysis Payment Adjustment (HDPA) and the Performance Payment Adjustment (PPA) outlining opportunities/risks facing managing clinicians and dialysis providers. 

36 minutes