Washington, D.C., government relations director Jim Twaddell of the Government and Regulatory Affairs Practice Group authored “Final Regulations for a New Payment System for the Medicare ESRD Program Are Released.”  The article discusses implementation of the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA), End State Renal Disease (ESRD) bundled payment system, Quality Incentive Program (QIP) Proposed Rule, and appropriations funding for nursing workforce and biomedical research.
Source: American Nephrology Nurses' Association Update, Health Policy Update: Vol. 40, No. 5