42 CFR 413.177 - Quality incentive program payment.

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§ 413.177 Quality incentive program payment.

(a) With respect to renal dialysis services as defined under § 413.171 of this part, in the case of an ESRD facility that does not meet the performance requirements described in section 1881(h)(1)(B) of the Act for the performance year, payments otherwise made to the provider or facility section 1881(b)(14) of the Act for renal dialysis services will be reduced by up to two percent, as determined appropriate by the Secretary.

(b) Any payment reduction will apply only to the payment year involved and will not be taken into account in computing the single payment amount under this subpart for services provided in a subsequent payment year.

[ 76 FR 646, Jan. 5, 2011]