QIP: Depression Screening

The new CMS QIP Reporting Measure for Depression Screening may be entered into CROWNWeb at any time prior to February 1, 2017.  Depression, underdiagnosed and undertreated in people on dialysis, can lead to skipped and shortened treatments, fluid overload, medication omission, and substance abuse, increasing the risks of hospitalization and death.  Home Dialysis Central has created a concise but thorough summary of the Reporting Measure, which you can find at http://homedialysis.org/news-and-research/blog/138-new-cms-reporting-requirement-for-2016-clinical-depression-screening-for-dialysis .

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