The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services yesterday released a final rule that, among other updates and changes, allows certain new and innovative equipment and supplies used for home-based dialysis treatment of patients with End-Stage Renal Disease to qualify for an additional Medicare payment. As part of the policy, CMS is expanding eligibility for the transitional add-on payment adjustment to include certain new and innovative equipment and supplies; it will now cover qualifying home-based dialysis machines used for a single patient. 

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