Starting on Jan. 1, 2012, outpatient home hemodialysis facilities were included for the first time in the ESRD QIP. Not every measure applies to this type of facility, however.
Adult home hemodialysis-only facilities are evaluated based on three measures:
- The Hemoglobin Greater Than 12 g/dl measure
- The Vascular Access Type (VAT) measure
- The Mineral Metabolism reporting measure.
For the PY 2014 ESRD QIP, home hemodialysis-only facilities are not required to enroll, train, and report via the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN). Additionally, home hemodialysis facilities were not required to conduct the In-Center Hemodialysis Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (ICH CHAPS) survey or to fulfill the requirements for the Urea Reduction Ratio (URR) clinical measure.