CMS Releases Final Rule for 2017, 2018 Quality Incentive Program

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released the final rule for the Quality Incentive Program (QIP) for payment year (PY) 2017 and PY 2018, under which payment incentives are applied to dialysis facilities. Under the ESRD QIP, facilities that do not achieve a minimum total performance score regarding quality measures will have their payment rates reduced under the ESRD Prospective Payment Program. For PY 2017, the clinical and reporting measures encompass anemia management, dialysis adequacy, vascular access type, patient experience of care, infections, hospital readmissions, and mineral metabolism management. The final QIP rule will appear in the November 6 Federal Register.

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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released the final rule for the Quality Incentive Program (QIP) for payment year (PY) 2017 and PY 2018, under which payment incentives are applied to dialysis facilities. Under the ESRD QIP, facilities that do not achieve a minimum total performance score regarding quality measures will have their payment rates reduced under the ESRD Prospective Payment Program. For PY 2017, the clinical and reporting measures encompass anemia management, dialysis adequacy, vascular access type, patient experience of care, infections, hospital readmissions, and mineral metabolism management. The final QIP rule will appear in the November 6 Federal Register.