CMS will hold a National Provider Call on January 21, 2015 on the PY2017 and PY2018 ESRD QIP final rule that was published in November. The agenda will include the final measures, standards, scoring methodology, and payment reduction scale that are applied to the PY2017-18 programs, how the PY2017-18 programs compare to PY2016, where to find additional information about the program, and a question and answer session. For details and registration see http://www.eventsvc.com/blhtechnologies/register/41a673e1-0370-46df-8864-2b3d64d088e7.
CMS has also published clarifications regarding eligibility for the low-volume payment adjustment in the ESRD QIP. For details see http://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-Learning-Network-MLN/MLNMattersArticles/Downloads/MM8898.pdf.