End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Quality Incentive Program (QIP) Final Rule


On Dec. 29, 2010, CMS issued the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Quality Incentive Program (QIP) Final Rule, which applies to Medicare outpatient ESRD dialysis providers and facilities (published on Jan. 5, 2011). The ESRD QIP Final Rule implements statutory provisions including payment consequences of up to two percent (beginning Jan. 1, 2012) for facilities and providers that do not meet the necessary quality measures under the ESRD QIP.

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