Category: Prospective Payment System (PPS)

CROWNWeb New User Training, QIP

CROWNWeb has announced that their next New User Training session will be held on December 11, 2018.  Find details and register at

The December 2018 CROWNWeb Newsletter is also available, at  This issues includes articles on:

  • A Clinical FAQ on Post-Weight Dialysis Assessment date.
  • Scheduled CROWNWeb Clinical Closure Dates; note that your Network may require earlier data entry in some situations.

Announcement of a December 20, 2018 CROWNWeb Town Hall on 2018: A Retrospective Review.  See for details and registration.

CY2019 Changes and Updates to the ESRD QIP & ESRD PPS

On November 1, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule that updates payment policies and rates under the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System (PPS) for renal dialysis services furnished to beneficiaries on or after January 1, 2019.  This rule also updates the acute kidney injury (AKI) dialysis payment rate for renal dialysis services furnished by ESRD facilities to individuals with AKI, and finalizes changes to the ESRD Quality Incentive Program (QIP).  Find the summary at

ESRD QIP Payment Year (PY) 2019 CROWNWeb Reporting and Attestation Deadline

The Calendar Year (CY) 2017 End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System (ESRD PPS) Final Rule requires facilities to report data into CROWNWeb before the clinical month closure.  As a reminder, all CROWNWeb reporting and attestations for the End-Stage Renal Disease Quality Incentive Program (ESRD QIP) are due at the end of the last clinical month of the reporting period.

The second reporting period for the ESRD QIP Payment Year (PY) 2019 Pain Assessment and Follow-Up and Clinical Depression Screening and Follow-Up reporting measures, and the attestation period for the In-Center Hemodialysis Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (ICH CAHPS) Survey measure close on February 28, 2018, at 11:59 PM Eastern Time, which is in alignment with the December 2017 clinical month closure.

For upcoming deadline information, please see the monthly editions of the CROWNWeb Newsletter or ESRD QIP page on” href=”” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>ESRD QIP page on  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the ESRD QIP team at