PY 2020 Final PSR: The PY2020 Final PSR documents your facility’s performance during 2018 and any payment reduction that CMS will impose for reimbursement on 2020 claims. The Final PSR reflects any applicable revisions to your facility’s performance scores from those displayed during the Preview Period.
PY 2020 PSC: Each facility is required to download, print, and post both the English and Spanish versions of the PSC in a prominent patient area within fifteen business days of their availability; facilities also must ensure that these documents remain posted throughout 2020.
Save Your Facility’s Documents: PY 2020 Final PSRs and PSCs will only be available on EQRS until December 31, 2019. CMS encourages each facility to save an electronic copy of their Final PSR and PSC for reference, reprinting, and, should the need arise, re-posting throughout the year. Facilities who do not save a copy by December 31 can request an additional copy by e-mail from the QualityNet Help Desk, but should expect a delay in receiving it.
CMS has released the PY2019 ESRD QIP Final PSRs and PSCs, which are now available on EQRS.
The PY 2019 Final PSR provides information on your facility’s performance during 2017 and any payment reduction that CMS will impose for reimbursement on 2019 claims. The Final PSR reflects any applicable revisions applied to your facility’s performance scores during the review and correction period and may differ from those displayed during the Preview Period.
Each facility is required to download, print, and post both the English and Spanish versions of the PSC in a prominent patient area within fifteen (15) business days of their availability; facilities also must ensure that these documents remain posted throughout 2019.
PY2019 Final PSRs and PSCs will only be available on EQRS until summer of 2019, when the PY2020 Preview Period will begin. We encourage each facility to save an electronic copy of its Final PSR and PSC for reference, reprinting, and reposting throughout the year should the need arise. Facilities that do not save a copy can request an additional copy from the QualityNet Helpdesk (see below), but should expect a delay in receiving it.
The schedule for release of the PY2019 QIP reports and certificates:
December 14, 2018 – PSRs and PSCs will be available to facility POCs on the ESRD QIP System at https://www.qualitynet.org/. PSCs must be prominently displayed in both English and Spanish within fifteen days of their availability and remain posted throughout the entire 2019 calendar year. Facilities without POCs are directed to call the QualityNet Help Desk at 866-288-8912.
CMS has released PY2018 ESRD QIP Final PSRs and PSCs. Please download and save these documents from the ESRD QIP system as soon as possible.
The PY2018 Final PSR documents your facility’s performance during CY2016 and any payment reduction that may result. It also reflects any revisions to your facility’s performance scores from the Preview Period. We encourage facilities to save an electronic copy of their PSRs for reference and reprinting. The PY2018 PSRs will be available in the ESRD QIP system until the PY2019 Preview Period begins in summer 2018.
Each facility is required to download, print, and post both the English and Spanish versions of their PSC in a prominent patient area before December 30, 2017, and ensure that these documents remain posted throughout CY2018. CMS also encourages facilities to save an electronic copy of their PSCs for reference, reprinting, and re-posting throughout the year as the need arises.
Please allow some time for your reports to process. If you do not receive your report within 24 hours, submit a help desk ticket to the QualityNet Helpdesk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 866-288-8912. If you have any questions about the information in this memorandum, please contact the ESRD QIP Team at ESRDQIP@cms.hhs.gov.
Prepare for ESRD QIP PY 2017 Reporting Documents by Updating your Account
More than 200 outpatient dialysis facilities have not designated a Facility Point of Contact (FPOC) in the ESRD QIP system. Facilities should maintain their accounts and make sure that FPOCs have access to reporting documents. CMS is preparing ESRD QIP end-of-year documents for release in December, including the Payment Year 2017 Final Performance Score Reports and the Performance Score Certificate, which facilities are required to post for public review. For help with the ESRD QIP system, including reviving a deactivated account, contact the QualityNet Help Desk at email@example.com or 866-288-8912.
Enter ICH CAHPS attestations for QIP exemptions into CW by January 31, 2016
Close your facility’s November clinical data in CW before January 31, 2016
Generate your facility’s CMS-2744 for review and cleanup before February 15, 2016
Submit your facility’s balanced CMS-2744, with comments, to your Network before April 1, 2016
The summary also includes links to general 2744 and CW resources, and national phone numbers for when you need help. If you need help from your Network, in Southern California call 888-268-1539, and in the Northwest or Alaska call 206-935-3994.
PY 2016 Performance Score Reports (PSR) and Certificates (PSC) were released on December 30, 2015. Since facilities are required to post their PSCs in a prominent patient area within 15 business days of their release, your facility’s PSC must be posted on or before January 22, 2016. Your PSR is a backup report that you don’t need to post, but which will help educate your staff so they can answer any questions that patients may have about your posted PSC. To find step-by-step instructions for logging onto the QualityNet website and downloading your PSR and PSC, review the PY 2016 Preview Period National Provider Call slides, which are available on the CMS website at https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Outreach/NPC/Downloads/2015-12-09-ESRD-Presentation.pdf. An audio recording and written transcript of the Call are also available under December 9, 2015 at https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Outreach/NPC/National-Provider-Calls-and-Events.html.
The December edition of the Network’s facility newsletter, Network 16 News, has been published and distributed. You can find a copy online at https://www.nwrn.org/providers-and-professional-staff/nw16n.html. This issue features an article on Network 16’s merger with the HealthInsight Quality Improvement Organization to form the HealthInsight ESRD Alliance, and the subsequent granting to the Alliance of new five-year contracts for the five traditional Network 16 states, and for Network 18’s Southern California service area.
It also includes notes on reporting requirements for Involuntary Discharge, and on PSC availability, and announcement of four continuing education opportunities: