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QIP / ESRD Bundle Resources

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ESRD Quality Incentive Program

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) administers the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Quality Incentive Program (QIP) to promote high-quality services in outpatient dialysis facilities treating patients with ESRD. The first of its kind in Medicare, this program changes the way CMS pays for the treatment of patients with ESRD by linking a portion of payment directly to facilities' performance on quality of care measures. These types of programs are known as "pay-for-performance" or "value-based purchasing" (VBP) programs.

The ESRD QIP will reduce payments to ESRD facilities that do not meet or exceed certain performance standards. The maximum payment reduction CMS can apply to any facility is two percent. This reduction will apply to all payments for services performed by the facility receiving the reduction during the applicable payment year (PY).

The foundation, principles, and mechanisms guiding the ESRD QIP will remain the same over time, but the program's specific quality measures, standards, weights, and formulas will change from year to year.

Learn more about the ESRD QIP here.


INN is prepared to assist and support all members with the changes related to the End Stage Renal Disease Bundled Payment System. We have prepared several documents we feel will help in understanding the impact of the ruling.

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