December 15, 2017
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is announcing the release and availability of the Payment Year (PY) 2018 End-Stage Renal Disease Quality Incentive Program (ESRD QIP) Final Performance Score Reports (PSR) and PY 2018 ESRD QIP Performance Score Certificates (PSC). We encourage you to download and save these documents from the ESRD QIP system as soon as possible.
PY 2018 Final Performance Score Reports (PSR)
The PY 2018 Final PSR documents your facility’s performance during CY 2016 and any payment reduction that may result. It also reflects any revisions to your facility’s performance scores from the Preview Period. We encourage facilities to save an electronic copy of their PSRs for reference and reprinting. Please note that PY 2018 PSRs will be available in the ESRD QIP system until the PY 2019 Preview Period begins next summer 2018
PY 2018 Performance Score Certificates (PSC)
As a reminder, each facility is required to download, print, and post both the English and Spanish versions of the PSC in a prominent patient area within fifteen (15) business days of their availability, and ensure that these documents remain posted throughout Calendar Year (CY) 2018.
We also encourage facilities to save an electronic copy of their PSCs for reference, reprinting, and reposting throughout the year as the need arises. Please note that PY 2018 PSCs will be available in the ESRD QIP system until the PY 2019 Preview Period begins next summer 2018. After that point, facilities will need to contact the QualityNet Help Desk to acquire the document.
Please allow some time for your reports to process. If you do not receive your report within 24 hours, please submit a help desk ticket to the QualityNet Helpdesk at firstname.lastname@example.org or (866) 288-8912. If you have any questions about the information in this memorandum, please contact the ESRD QIP Team at ESRDQIP@cms.hhs.gov.