Bethesda, MD The Medical Technology and Practice Patterns Institute, Inc. (MTPPI) announces that it has been awarded an R01 research grant by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The grant will be used to investigate the impact of the End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System (ESRD PPS) reform that was enacted by Congress in 2011. The study will focus on analyzing how bundled payments have affected facility unit costs, profit margins (identified through public filings and Medicare cost reports), and various efficiency and productivity measures.
Investigators will also determine how changes in efficiency and productivity measures differ by dialysis organizational status (i.e., chain, profit, and size) and which factors are most related to improvement in efficiency. The second major aim of the project will be to evaluate how the implementation of ESRD PPS has affected the relationship between efficiency and quality of care using innovative measures designing specifically for this study. For more information please click here