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Quality Incentive Program


CMS: 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.

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CROWNWeb: ESRD Quality Incentive Program

The ESRD QIP relies upon facility-provided data in CROWNWeb for a number of its measures. CROWNWeb is the primary data source for some ESRD QIP measures, and is a supporting source of data for many others.

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CDC: About the CMS ESRD QIP Rule

This page outline frequently asked questions about NHSN and the ESRD quality incentive program.

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