ESRD Business Tools

2017 U.S. Dialysis Industry: National Cost & Quality Benchmarking Reports

The 2017 U.S. Dialysis Industry: National Cost & Quality Benchmarking Reports is a comprehensive set of reports which is periodically updated throughout the year to offer the most current data available. The reports offer national cost and quality benchmarking data for the U.S. dialysis industry.

The 2017 Release includes:

  • Updated cost metrics for 2011-2015 (141 Additional 2015 cost reports added since prior release)
  • Updated clinical and quality metrics reported from the FY2017 Dialysis Facility Reports
  • New in this release is the addition of a new report of all the cost and quality measures by Five Star Rating, as well as the addition of a Pediatric Facility segment.
  • New clinical and quality measures have been added including an expanded ICH-CAHPS reporting section and reporting of both standardized rates and ratios for most of the standardized outcomes measures

The tool is available to NRAA members as a benefit.

RSE Bundle PPS Calculator

RSE has released a 2016 version of the PPS payment/reimbursement Excel-based calculator that allows a user to input patient and facility information to estimate Medicare payments and costs under the ESRD PPS.

The PPS Calculator is downloadable from the NRAA website under the Members Only section.

The Calculator is designed to show monthly payments and costs. A user should be able to reconcile actual Medicare payments via the calculator to ensure they are being reimbursed appropriately.

RSE Preferred Vendor Program for ICH CAHPS for NRAA Members

The the In-Center Hemodialysis Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems Survey, also referred to as the ICH CAHPS Survey, is conducted for dialysis facilities by survey vendors approved by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS.)

RSE Preferred Vendors meet CMS approval, are capable of providing the required service, and offer competitive pricing for NRAA members. Information on the Preferred Vendors is available on NRAA Members Only Home.

RSE- ICH CAHPS Preferred