Payment rates for outpatient maintenance dialysis treatments will increase by 2.3 percent in CY 2013. This reflects the ESRD bundled market basket increase of 2.9 percent reduced by a productivity adjustment of 0.6 percent, as required by statute. CMS estimates that Medicare payments to the 5,726 ESRD facilities in CY 2013 will total $8.4 billion.

To read the final CY 2013 ESRD payment rule, please visit the Office of the Federal Register website.