Free Webinar from NN&I: How Will the New Dialysis Payment Bundle Impact Dialysis?

Cross posted from DSEN

Free Webinar: How Will the New Dialysis Payment Bundle Impact Dialysis?
By Bill Peckham

On August 25th Nephrology News & Issues is presenting a free webinar on the bundle; it should not be missed if you have any interest in CMS’s new payment system for dialysis. The new bundle goes into effect January 2011 - in less than five months!

Start planning for January by attending the webinar:

[INDENT]Unbundling the bundle:
The impact of payment reform on the renal community

On July 26, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released the final rule on its new payment model for dialysis services. The 1,000+ page report details the major changes in how patient care will be reimbursed, starting Jan. 1. In this one-hour webinar, we will help break down the complexity of the new payment bundle and offer commentary from industry representatives on how it will impact the provider community and patients.

Date and Time: Wednesday, August 25, 3 pm EDT

Introduction: (Basic tenets of the bundle)
Mark E. Neumann, executive editor,
Nephrology News & Issues

How will providers respond?:
Larry Emerson, administrator,
Dialysis Centers of Lincoln (Neb.)
Mahesh Krishnan, MD, MPH,
vice president of Clinical Research,
DaVita Inc.

Will the bundle stimulate more interest in home therapies?
Joyce Jackson, CEO,
Northwest Kidney Centers
James Sloand, MD, Senior Medical Director,
North American Renal Division,
Baxter Healthcare, Inc.

The QIP: will it pay off with better outcomes?
Jay Wish, MD,
University Hospitals of Cleveland[/INDENT]

Registration is easy - in less than five minutes I had a confirmation response email. REGISTER NOW for the August 25th webinar (3PM EDT).

After you register, check out NN&Is article on the Rand Corporation study of financial incentives. Good information to keep in mind as we prepare comments on CMS’s proposed QIP.