Today’s conference call on the CY2019 ESRD PPS Proposed Rule, impacting PY2021-24, was recorded. The audio will appear on https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Outreach/NPC/National-Provider-Calls-and-Events-Items/2018-08-14-ESRD-QIP.html in about two weeks, though the comment period for this proposed rule will expire two weeks after that, on September 10, 2018. The slides from the call are thorough and available now, from https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Outreach/NPC/Downloads/2018-08-14-ESRD-QIP-Presentation.pdf.
A proposal we haven’t mentioned before, is that new facilities will begin QIP reporting in their fourth month of operation rather than their first month (slide 31). The slides also include timelines and resources. The call did not include questions, as listeners were directed to use the Federal Register comment process, which is detailed on the slides. For more information on the Proposed Rule, see https://nwrnbulletins.wordpress.com/2018/08/07/9-10-qip-py2021-24-correction/ and the chain of previous posts that it links to.