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FORMAT:
Digital Supplement (Enduring)

RELEASE DATE:
November 1, 2012

EXPIRATION DATE:
November 1, 2013

THERAPEUTIC AREA:
Nephrology

TARGET AUDIENCE:
Nephrologists, Nephrology nurses, and Nurse practitioners

ACTIVITY LENGTH:
1 hour

Meeting the 2012 QIPS (Quality Incentive Program) Clinical Measures: Strategies for Dialysis Centers

OVERVIEW

This journal supplement, published in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases, provides an overview of the recent changes to the US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) end-stage renal disease (ESRD) Quality Incentive Program (QIP) with an emphasis on the quality indicators that will be used for performance year 2012/payment year 2014. The 3 clinical measures that assess anemia management, hemodialysis adequacy, and vascular access type in patients receiving dialysis treatment are covered as well as strategies and solutions to help dialysis providers meet these targets.


FACULTY

Steven Fishbane, MD
Azzour Hazzan, MD


This program is supported by an educational grant from Takeda Pharmaceuticals International, Inc and Affymax, Inc.

This educational activity is jointly sponsored/co-provided by Boston University School of Medicine and Spire Learning.


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