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.
DPC’s Letter to Hon. Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, Administrator for CMS
August 18, 2022 Hon. Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, Administrator Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 7500 Security Boulevard Baltimore, MD 21244 Re: End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System (PPS) Calendar Year (CY) 2023 Proposed [...]
DPC Submits Comments on Medicare’s 2022 ESRD Payment Rule
DPC’s comment letter on Medicare’s 2022 ESRD Payment Rule highlighted the impact that labor shortages may have on dialysis patients. “Currently, there are nearly two job openings for every available unemployed worker. Vulnerable patients need [...]
2021 Annual Survey Last Call!
24 hours remain to complete our survey. Make sure to complete your survey for a chance at one of 10 remaining $100 gift certificates. Our 2021 Annual Membership Survey is live, and it will remain [...]
DPC Urges Medicare to Add Resources for Health Equity
DPC has filed its letter commenting on this year’s Medicare ESRD Proposed Rule, which governs payments to dialysis facilities. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) heralded this year’s payment rules as undertaking new [...]
CMS Proposes Changes to Medicare Payments for End-Stage Renal Disease
On July 1, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its ESRD Prospective Payment System (PPS) annual rulemaking. This proposed rule would update ESRD PPS payment rates, make changes to the ESRD [...]
New Year, New Administration Brings Changes to Medicare’s Kidney Demonstration Projects
2021 was supposed to mark the beginning of three new Medicare programs to demonstrate innovations in kidney care, but a last-minute decision from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation has suspended two of [...]