QIP Results for 2014 (CY2013, PY2015) are in, and Network 16 has done well. Nationally, 4.7% of facilities received payment reductions in 2014; the equivalent rate in this Network was only 2.9%. Only two other Networks had lower percentages. Our 2.9% rate is a big improvement from last year’s 12%, which in turn was better than the prior year’s 22%.
So Northwest Renal Network facilities have good reason to celebrate, and deserve a hearty Congratulations and heartfelt Thanks from one and all for their high quality of service!
Every Network payment-reduced facility was docked for a different reason, so there is no pattern in our opportunities for improvement. Two payment-reduced facilities are repeats from last year, and one of those also received payment reduction in the prior year. Network staff will be working with all payment-reduced facilities, to bring all Network facilities up to the highest quality standards.