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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Each year—typically during the summer—the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) puts out rules for how they are going to pay for dialysis treatment. The rules reflect CMS' latest policies, and organizations have [...]
Insights from the Dialysis Patient Citizens 2018 Patient Survey: Patients’ Priorities for Quality Measures and New Innovations in ESRD Care
By Jackson Williams, Director of Regulatory Affairs and General Counsel, Dialysis Patient Citizens Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC) thanks everyone who completed its 2018 Patient Survey. It is another way to make your voices heard. [...]
On November 1, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its final annual rule updating payment policies for the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System and the ESRD Quality Incentive [...]
Dialysis Patient Citizens sent its comment letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) expressing concerns and providing feedback on its End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System and Quality Incentive Program proposed [...]