Changes to the end-stage renal disease quality incentive program.

  title={Changes to the end-stage renal disease quality incentive program.},
  author={Steven A Fishbane and Ilene Miller and John D.O. Wagner and Naveed N. Masani},
  journal={Kidney international},
  volume={81 12},
Monitoring the quality of dialysis care has long been a component of the Medicare ESRD program. As part of the 2008 Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA), Congress mandated the Quality Incentive Program (QIP), which linked measures of care quality to payments. The legislation embraced the idea that this linkage of federal money to performance would encourage the purchase of greater 'value.' The first 2 program years for the QIP use a simple scoring methodology and a… CONTINUE READING

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