The ESRD QIP applies to outpatient peritoneal-only facilities as of Jan. 1, 2012, which is the start of the performance period with potential payment implications during 2014. Not every measure applies to this type of facility, however.
Adult peritoneal dialysis-only facilities are evaluated on two measures:
- The Hemoglobin Greater Than 12 g/dL measure
- The Mineral Metabolism reporting measure.
For the PY 2014 ESRD QIP, peritoneal-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, peritoneal-only 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) and Vascular Access Type (VAT) clinical measures.