ESRD QIP PY 2023 Preview Period Starts Today

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) End Stage Renal Disease Quality Incentive Program (ESRD QIP) reminds you that the payment year (PY) 2023 ESRD QIP preview period opened on November 14, 2022, and willend December 14, 2022, at 11:59 p.m., Pacific Time (PT).

If your organization has not already done so, CMS recommends that every organization take the following steps:

  • Facility and Corporate Viewers and Points of Contact (POCs) should log into EQRS to verify that their EQRS role(s) is active. This will ensure necessary access during the ESRD QIP preview period. To login and verify your EQRS role(s), visit https://eqrs.cms.gov/globalapp/.
  • Facility and Corporate Viewers and POCs should access and review the facility’s Preview Performance Score Report (PSR), which is available through the ESRD QIP User Interface (UI) in the ESRD Quality Reporting System (EQRS).
  • Facility and Corporate POCs should submit inquiries about the facility’s PY 2023 scores before the Preview Period concludes.

CMS will evaluate all inquiries and make any necessary adjustments to facility PSRs. Facilities will continue to receive responses to their inquiries via the ESRD QIP UI in EQRS after the close of the preview period.

CMS strongly recommends EQRS users log into EQRS NO LATER THAN November 9, 2022, to verify that their EQRS role is active. This will ensure necessary access during the ESRD QIP preview period. To login and verify your EQRS role, visit https://eqrs.cms.gov/globalapp/.

Note: Per the calendar year (CY) 2023 ESRD QIP Prospective Payment System (PPS) final rule, there are seven paused clinical measures. These measures are Standardized Hospitalization Ratio, Standardized Readmission Ratio, In-Center Hemodialysis Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (ICH CAHPS), Long-Term Catheter Rate, Percentage of Prevalent Patients Waitlisted, Vascular Access Type: Standardized Fistula Rate, and Kt/V Dialysis Adequacy Comprehensive. As a result of these seven paused measures, the minimum Total Performance Score (TPS) a facility can receive to avoid a penalty in PY 2023 will be 83.

To learn more about the ESRD QIP and the PY 2023 preview period, visit the ESRD QIP section of QualityNet.org. More information on using EQRS (including user role requests, downloading Preview PSRs, and submitting inquiries) will be covered in the November 17, 2022, Town Hall event. For further assistance regarding the information contained in this message, please contact the ESRD QIP Support Team using the QualityNet Question & Answer Tool.