CMS has scheduled a webinar on the PY2021 ESRD DFR/QIP process. We haven’t seen a timeline yet for the process, though there are rumors that the DFR data has become available.
The webinar is titled ESRD QIP: Previewing Your Facility’s PY2021 Performance Data. There are three sessions, each repeating the same material, so you need to attend only one of them. To register:
After you register, you will receive an e-mail containing a unique webinar link and audio details. Do not share the link, as it will be unique to you. If more than one staff member at your facility would like to attend, and you can maintain safe social distancing, you may join as a team. The webinar will cover:
- How to access and review your facility’s PSR and PLR.
- How CMS calculated your QIP performance scores.
- What your TPS means to your facility’s 2021 reimbursement.
- When and where to ask questions.
- Where to get help and additional information.
To learn more about the QIP and DFR (and DFC) Preview process, see https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/ESRDQIP/. It’s not updated for PY2021 yet, but will be soon.
For more information on the PY2021 process, see https://mycrownweb.org/2020/06/py-2021-esrd-qip-preview-period-webinar/. If you haven’t already made the conversion, note that you will need to use the new QIP User Interface in the updated version of EQRS; for details and instructions see https://mycrownweb.org/2020/06/esrd-qip-ui-phase1/.
For further assistance and to ask questions, use the CMS Quality Support ServiceNow Q&A Tool at https://cmsqualitysupport.servicenowservices.com/qnet_qa.