Effective September 20, 2021all ESRD facilities can submit January-September 2021 EQRS Clinical Data, and Clinical Depression Screening and Follow-Up Plan reporting in EQRS. 

All subsequent months in 2021 will open for data submission on the first day of each month (i.e., October opens October 1; November opens November 1; December opens December 1). 

The 2021 ICH CAHPS Attestation will open for submission in EQRS on January 1, 2022. 

The data submission deadline for all months in 2021 will be February 28, 2022, at 11:59 PM PT. This data submission deadline applies to:
  • EQRS Clinical Data
  • Clinical Depression Screening
  • ICH CAHPS Attestation

Dialysis facilities must meet the data submission deadline of February 28, 2022, to meet CMS reporting requirements. The data submission deadline applies to all collection types (Hemodialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis) and to all submission methods. Please note, CMS highly recommends that facilities complete large data submissions and audit batch submitted data prior to the data submission deadline.
If you batch submit or use the Health Information Exchange (HIE)/Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) methods, please follow the guidance provided by your HIE/EDI batch team within your organization.

*CY 2021 - ICH CAHPS Attestation will open for submission in EQRS on January 1, 2022. 

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).