White Paper
July 20, 2020

Caring for ESRD Beneficiaries in Medicare & Medicare Advantage

This paper analyzes the potential impacts of expanding the choice of Medicare Advantage to all End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) beneficiaries in Medicare.

The analysis includes background information on kidney failure and its treatments, including dialysis, as well as a summary of Medicare ESRD payment policies.

Finally, the paper includes recommendations on how to improve ESRD care in Medicare, including ensuring accurate Medicare Advantage payment for beneficiaries with ESRD to ensure high-quality care and prevent negative effects.

Updated in July 2020 with new information. 

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