CMS has discovered that the data file used to calculate PY2019 ESRD QIP Performance Scores omitted data on PD patients, which resulted in inaccurate Mineral Metabolism, Hypercalcemia, and Total Performance Scores for about one-third of eligible facilities. A complete list of impacted facilities can be found at https://www.qualitynet.org/dcs/BlobServer?blobkey=id&blobnocache=true&blobwhere=1228890843976&blobheader=multipart%2Foctet-stream&blobheadername1=Content-Disposition&blobheadervalue1=attachment%3Bfilename%3DESRD_QIP_PY19_AffctdDlysFclts.pdf&blobcol=urldata&blobtable=MungoBlobs.
CMS has recalculated PY2019 Performance Score results. Corrected PSRs and Patient List Reports will be released on or before August 24, 2018. While only impacted facilities will see a change in their reports, all facilities will receive new reports. In order to provide facilities with sufficient time to review their revised reports, CMS has extended the QIP Preview Period till September 19, 2018 at 11:59 PM PDT. Try to submit your Clarification Questions by early September, so CMS has time to respond and you have time before the deadline to submit your Formal Inquiry, if necessary.
For further assistance regarding the QIP Preview, please contact the ESRD QIP Support Team using the ESRD QIP Q&A Tool at https://cms-ocsq.custhelp.com/app/homeesrdqip/p/960. If you have questions or concerns regarding use of the ESRD QIP system, please contact the QualityNet Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 866-288-8912 between 5 am and 5 pm PDT Monday through Friday.