Quality Incentive Program

CMS developed the ESRD QIP to be the nation's first pay-for-performance (also known as "value-based purchasing") quality incentive program as mandated by the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (MIPPA). The QIP is part of the payment system for dialysis providers. Dialysis providers must provide certain services and reach certain benchmarks of care in order to receive a full reimbursement from Medicare. The QIP is also used a way of gathering metric data on dialysis care across the country in order to improve care for patients and make the healthcare system more efficient.

DPC believes the ESRD Quality Incentive Program should incentivize all dialysis facilities to deliver optimal care to their patients. It should also provide consumers and physicians with useful and timely information on the quality of care each dialysis facility provides.

 

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Our Work:

August 23, 2016, Comment Letter: CMS-1651-P, Prospective Payment System and QIP

August 24, 2015, Comment Letter: DPC Comments on 2016 Prospective Payment System and QIP

December 22, 2014, Comment Letter: DPC Joins Patient Groups in Commenting on the Standardized Readmission Ratio for Dialysis Facilities

August 28, 2014, Comment Letter: DPC Comments on 2015 Prospective Payment System and QIP

August 07,2014, Comment Letter: DPC Expresses Concern about Five Star Ratings for Dialysis Facility Compare

August 30, 2013, Comment Letter: DPC Comments on ESRD QIP Proposed Rule

May 2, 2013, Comment Letter: DPC Comments on ESRD Quality Measures

March 26, 2013, Comment Letter: DPC Comments on Anemia Management in  the QIP

March 18, 2013, Comment Letter: DPC Writes to Jonathan Blum on ESA Trends

February 25, 2013, Comment Letter: DPC Joins Patient Groups in Commenting on Rebasing

December 10, 2012, Comment Letter: DPC Urges Caution in Implementing GAO Report Recommendations

September 12, 2012, Press Release: DPC Releases Data from Patients Surveys Showing High Levels of Satisfaction with Dialysis Care

August 31, 2011, Press Release: DPC Provides Comments to CMS on ESRD Quality Incentive Program

August 30, 2011, Comment Letter: DPC Advocates for Quality Incentive Program Reform

October 03, 2011, Comment Letter: DPC and Kidney Community comment on Quality Incentive Program

 

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