CMS has published a new rule in the Federal Register pertaining to Conditions for Coverage for ESRD Facilities – Third Party Payment. Comments can be made until January 11, 2017. The new Conditions will be effective January 13, 2017. Because CMS has determined that current practices can significantly harm patients, they have shortened both the public comment period and the effective date of the rule. Find the new rule at https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/12/14/2016-30016/medicare-program-conditions-for-coverage-for-end-stage-renal-disease-facilities-third-party-payment .