Effective July 12, 2021, all ESRD facilities can resume EQRS Clinical Data, ICH CAHPS Attestation, and Clinical Depression Screening and Follow-Up Plan reporting in EQRS.
Dialysis facilities must follow the Clinical Closure submission deadlines listed below to meet CMS reporting requirements. Clinical closure dates apply to all Collection Types (Hemodialysis; Peritoneal Dialysis). Additionally, clinical data submissions apply to all submission methods.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please review data prior to submission to make any corrections, as data cannot be submitted after the closure dates. The September–December 2020 EQRS Clinical Data, ICH CAHPS Attestation, and Clinical Depression Screening and Follow-up Plan data must be submitted in EQRS by September 1, 2021, at 11:59 PM PT, as listed above. CMS highly recommends completing large data submissions prior to the official clinical closure date of September 1, 2021. The 2021 clinical months data submission deadline is to be determined (TBD) and 2021 data will not be accepted at this time. Communication will be provided as soon as the 2021 clinical closure dates are determined.
The 2020 data will support the Payment Year (PY) 2022 ESRD Quality Incentive Program (QIP) and the 2021 data will support the PY 2023 ESRD QIP. For additional details please refer to the calendar year (CY) 2022 ESRD Prospective Payment System (PPS) proposed rule that is available from the Federal Register.
For more information please visit QualityNet at https://qualitynet.cms.gov/ or contact the QualityNet Service Center at 1-866-288-8912, Monday – Friday (8 a.m. - 8 p.m. EST).