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CMS drops four quality incentive program measures in proposed rule

Four reporting measures in the ESRD Quality Incentive Program would be eliminated under a proposed rule released by CMS on July 11.
The four measures involve tracking health care personnel Influenza vaccinations, assessing pain levels in patients on dialysis, monitoring anemia and monitoring serum phosphorus levels. These would be eliminated based on CMS’s Meaningful Measures Initiative, which triggers an evaluation when “the cost associated with a measure outweighs the benefit of its continued use in the program,” the agency said in a press release. “The proposals to
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