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Fall Meeting 2012

The Impact of the Quality Incentive Program on Practice

Sep 28, 2012 8:00am ‐ Sep 28, 2012 11:30am

Standard: $105.00


The impact of the quality incentive program (QIP) on nursing and dialysis facilities has become a reality. How do we improve the quality of care for our patients and make sure that we provide
the level of detailed documentation required to have our facilities appropriately compensated for that care? This exciting and educational session will help all nephrology nurses deal with the
impact of this legislation on our programs, our patients, and our staff.

Contact hours available until 9/27/2014.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.

Faculty, Planners and Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Mary Gellens has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships with commercial interests: Employee, Baxter Healthcare

Resolution of Conflict of Interest:
The resolutions of conflicts of interest are completed during the planning process. It is the responsibility of the nurse planner to identify and resolve any conflicts prior to implementation of the learning activity.

When a conflict of interest is noted during the planning process, the nurse planner will actively involve the speaker, presenter or author in the resolution of the identified conflict of interest.

The resolution process for a conflict of interest will be documented in the activity file. The potential conflict of interest will be outlined to the planner/presenter/author on the Disclosure Form. The purpose of the disclosure is not to prevent a presenter/ content expert from presenting, but rather to provide the learners with information from which they may make their own decisions. Relevant relationships or potential COI will be identified to learners through a disclosure process.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Non-Endorsement of Products:
Accreditation of activities for contact hours does not imply approval or endorsement
of any product, advertising, or educational content by the American Nephrology Nurses' Association (ANNA), or the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Accreditation Statement:
American Nephrology Nurses’ Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Accreditation status does not imply endorsement by ANNA or ANCC of any commercial product.

ANNA is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 00910.


  • Describe two essential elements of MIPPA. (Latham)
  • Describe two clinical measures of the Quality Incentive Program. (Latham)
  • Identify two patient-level case mix adjusters and two facility level adjusters. (Latham)
  • List three types of policies impacted by the bundled payment system. (Latham)
  • Cite one example of nurse to nurse communication of clinical information that is specifically related to the new payment system. (Latham)
  • Identify metrics CMS will use to evaluate dialysis facilities. (Lester)Discuss how the Quality Incentive Program relates to the new ESRD PPS. (Lester)
  • Summarize the structural aspects of the ESRD Quality Incentive Program. (Lester)


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