Current Status

What's the current status of the ESRD QIP?

The End-Stage Renal Disease Quality Incentive Program (ESRD QIP) is a multi-year project. The ESRD QIP establishes incentives for dialysis facilities serving the ESRD population to meet performance standards established by CMS. The quality measures are improved every year via rulemaking. Facility evaluation and payment reductions in a given payment year (PY) are based on performance during a prior year.

Here’s a snapshot outlining some of what is happening or planned for the ESRD QIP in 2019:

  • PY 2019 payment reductions are being applied, as applicable
  • CMS is compiling PY 2020 data based on how facilities performed throughout calendar year 2018
  • PY 2020 Preview Period for facilities begins in July 2019 for 30 calendar days
  • PY 2020 scores and payment reductions will be published in mid-December 2019
  • PY 2020 Performance Score Certificates will be available in mid-December 2019
  • PY 2021 Performance Period is underway (began January 1, 2019, and runs throughout the calendar year)
  • Rulemaking for future payment years will take place throughout 2019


Questions about Where Things Stand?

If this page does not answer your question, please refer to the ESRD QIP home page at for additional information. Additionally, please see the frequently asked questions and a searchable list of questions and responses available within the ESRD Question and Answer (Q&A) tool in QualityNet. Additional questions can be sent to CMS at

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02/14/2019 04:09 PM