The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) administers the End-Stage Renal Disease Quality Incentive Program (ESRD QIP) to promote high-quality services in renal dialysis facilities. The first of its kind in Medicare, this program changes the way CMS pays for the treatment of patients who receive dialysis by linking a portion of payment directly to facilities’ performance on quality of care measures. These types of programs are known as “pay-for-performance” or “value-based purchasing” (VBP) programs.

CMS publicly reports facility ESRD QIP scores and payment adjustments on Care Compare on the Medicare.gov website. In addition, each facility is required to display a Performance Score Certificate (PSC) that lists its Total Performance Score (TPS), as well as its performance on each of the quality measures identified for that year.


Review more details about the ESRD QIP program on the CMS website.