INNOVATIVE THINKING
RIGOROUS APPROACHES
REAL WORLD IMPACT

 

Project

Support for the Comprehensive End-Stage Renal Disease Care Model

Official Title
ESRD Implementation and Beneficiary Alignment Consulting Support
Location(s)
Baltimore, Maryland
Dates
7/2013 - 7/2018
Market
IMPAQ Health
Practice Areas
Health Care Finance and Delivery
Health Care Performance Measures
Health Care Research and Quality
Health Policy
Quality of Care
Services
Implementation Services
Client
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Methodologies
Data Analytics
Data Collection, Analysis & Reporting
Data Modeling
Performance Metrics Development
Quantitative Data Analysis

The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation has implemented a new service delivery and payment model for Medicare beneficiaries with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). The goal was to improve health outcomes, quality of care, and efficiency for this vulnerable, expensive population. The design followed that of an accountable care organization for ESRD beneficiaries. It provided financial incentives to dialysis facilities, nephrologists, and other Medicare ESRD providers and suppliers to collaborate and address the needs of these beneficiaries while improving outcomes and reducing costs.

IMPAQ leveraged its Health and Technology Solutions Divisions to conduct data analyses using the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Integrated Data Repository and provide raw claims data to program participants. We also integrated data from multiple sources to implement the Comprehensive ESRD Care Model’s quality strategy.

This contract has built on our history of Medicare claims analysis and implementation and evaluation work as well as our subject matter expertise in innovative health care payment models. The experts who worked on this project include experienced research economists and research scientists.

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