Letter from ANNA to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services regarding ESRD Quality Incentive Program for Payment Year 2014 and 2015

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ANNA provides comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding CMS-1352-P: Medicare Program; End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System, Quality Incentive Program (QIP), and Bad Debt Reductions for All Medicare Providers Proposed Rule 77 Federal Register 40952 (July 11, 2012).

The letter offers general comments related to data reporting, the development measures specific to patient outcomes, and the use of exclusions rather than a percentage of patients to be included in quality measures. The letter also provides specific comments on the proposal related to the new measures proposed for payment year 2015 and subsequent years of the ESRD QIP.