CMS Hosts Call on ESRD QIP Payment Years 2017 and 2018 Final Rule

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) hosted a National Provider Call on January 21, 2015 (2:00–3:30 pm) to provide an overview of the Final Rule (published November 6, 2014) that operationalized the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Quality Incentive Program (QIP) for Payment Year (PY) 2017 and PY 2018. The performance period for PY 2017 began on January 1, 2015. The call agenda included:

  • ESRD QIP legislative framework and how it fits in with CMS strategies to improve quality
  • Changes reflected in the final rule based on public comments
  • The final measures, standards, scoring methodology, and payment reduction scale that are applied to the PY 2017 and PY 2018 programs
  • How the PY 2017 and PY 2018 programs compare to PY 2016
  • Where to find additional information about the program
  • Question and answer session

More Information / Call Slide Presentation

Background on Rule