On July 29th the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the public display of the proposed rule for the CY 2020 ESRD PPS, available online at the Federal Register. The CY 2020 ESRD PPS proposed rule includes proposed requirements for the End-Stage Renal Disease Quality Incentive Program (ESRD QIP) beginning with Payment Years (PYs) 2022 and 2023.

CMS welcomes public comment on these proposals. The public comment period is July 29, 2019 to September 27, 2019.

CMS will conduct a webinar on August 20, 2019 from 1:00 – 2:00 PM CT to present details of this proposed rule that pertain directly to ESRD QIP. Registration is required and can be completed through the Medicare Learning Network.

The Administrative Procedure Act prohibits CMS from answering any specific questions beyond details of the proposed policies and from addressing your opinions about the proposed rule during the call. CMS welcomes your comments through the formal comment submission process.

Further information about the ESRD QIP is available at CMS.gov.