On October 29, 2015, CMS released the calendar year 2016 End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System and Quality Incentive Program Final Rule.  Under the Final Rule, total payments to ESRD facilities are expected to increase by 0.2 percent, down from the proposed rule’s estimated rate increase of 0.3 percent.  This rule is set for publication in the Federal Register on November 6, 2015, and is available by clicking here.  The CMS Fact Sheet is available here.