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February 20, 2019

 

CMS REMINDS DIALYSIS FACILITIES WHO TREATED LESS THAN 30 ELIGIBLE PATIENTS in Calendar year 2017 to attest for ICH CAHPS in crownweb by February 28, 2019

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) reminds facilities with fewer than 30 eligible in-center hemodialysis patients during calendar year 2017 to attest in CROWNWeb by February 28, 2019.

If a facility treated fewer than 30 eligible in-center hemodialysis patients during calendar year 2017, they were not required to administer the In-Center Hemodialysis Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (ICH CAHPS) survey during calendar year 2018. However, if a facility does not attest, they are considered eligible for the measure and will receive a score.

Therefore, facilities treating less than 30 eligible in-center hemodialysis patients during calendar year 2017 should attest to that exemption during the attestation period running from January 1, 2019 through February 28, 2019.

Eligible patients include those that:

- Received in-center hemodialysis
- Were 18 years or older as of December 31, 2017
- Were living as of December 31, 2017
- Were admitted to a hospital for 90 days or longer during calendar year 2017

Patients that are not considered eligible include:

-Patients receiving hospice care
-Patients at a residential nursing home, other long-term are facility, or in jail or prison

Additional details can be found in the CROWNWeb training video - http://mycrownweb.org/educational-videos/2019-attestation-training/

This deadline applies to all facilities reporting data for the End-Stage Renal Disease Quality Incentive Program (ESRD QIP).

Please do not respond directly to this email. For further assistance regarding the information contained in this message, please contact the ESRD QIP Support Team using the ESRD QIP Q&A Tool

Sincerely,

THE ESRD QIP TEAM

Improving quality. Reducing cost. Driving value.

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February 28, 2018
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