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Kidney Care Choices (KCC) Kidney Care First (KCF) - Payment Mechanism (PM) and Benefit Enhancements (BEs) - Implementation

This Change Request (CR) is the implementation of payment mechanisms and Benefit Enhancements for the Kidney Care Choices (KCC) Kidney Care First (KCF) (Demo 97) Model. This CR focuses on the implementation of the Chronic Kidney Disease Quarterly Capitation Payment (CKD QCP) payment mechanism. Additionally, the following Benefit Enhancements will be implemented with this CR: Telehealth Benefit Enhancement, Post-Discharge Home Visits Benefit Enhancement, Kidney Disease Education Benefit Enhancement, and Concurrent Care for Beneficiaries that Elect the Medicare Hospice Benefit.

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Issued by: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Issue Date: September 02, 2021

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