Renal community applauds new MIPPA law

August 11, 2008

Renal care community is pleased with the passage of the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act, because the law contains provisions related to kidney dialysis.

Another group pleased with the passage of the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA) of 2008 is the renal care community. That is because the law contains provisions that pertain to kidney dialysis. Specifically, the legislation changes the way it reimburses for treatment of end-stage renal disease, bundling payments for dialysis drugs, testing supplies, and other elements. It also establishes education and prevention programs and provides an inflation update to account for critical staffing services. The kidney community hailed the law as landmark and historic.