The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released slides from its national provider call to discuss the changes to the ESRD QIP for 2014, affecting payment year 2016.

(Cut to bundled payment will still hurt)

The call covered the following:

  • ESRD QIP legislative framework and how it fits in with CMS strategies to improve quality
  • Changes reflected in the final rule based on public comments
  • The final measures, standards, scoring methodology, and payment reduction scale that are applied to the PY 2016 program
  • How the PY 2016 program compares to PY 2015

(CMS takes a step back on tackling hospitalizations under the ESRD QIP)