April 14, 2005

End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Composite Payment Rate System Education News

* The following ESRD Composite Payment Rate System educational materials are now posted at

http://ww.cms.hhs.gov/providers/esrd.asp :

- ESRD Composite Payment Rate System Frequently Asked Questions
- ESRD Composite Payment Rate System Training Materials
- ESRD Composite Payment Rate System Fact Sheet (will be available soon in hard copy format, free of charge, at

http://www.cms.hhs.gov/medlearn/default.asp?link=products)

* Upcoming ESRD Composite Payment Rate System Provider Question & Answer Conference Calls:

- Wednesday, April 27, 2005 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET
- Thursday, May 19, 2005 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET

* Required call in information:

- Telephone number: 1-888-455-0787
1 Password: ESRD
2 Leader's Name: Ann Palmer