CMS has released an updated version of EQRS/CROWNWeb that supports QIP CY2020 data reporting requirements. It includes Medication Reconciliation (“MedRec”) fields on the CROWNWeb Manage Clinical screens. The QIP MedRec Reporting Measure requirement, which assesses evaluation of patients’ medication, begins with PY2022, and data reporting for it begins January 2020 for all HD and PD patients. Facilities don’t need to enter MedRec data into EQRS/CROWNWeb during 2019; however, the new release allows review of the MedRec fields in preparation for use in 2020. A draft of Version 5.0 of the CMS ESRD Measures Manual for the 2020 Performance Period includes a chapter on the MedRec Measure (pp. 147-151); find it at https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/ESRDQIP/Downloads/Measures-Manual-v50.pdf.
For assistance with EQRS/CROWNWeb or the ESRD QIP, contact the ESRD QIP Support Team using the ESRD QIP Q&A Tool at https://cmsqualitysupport.service-now.com/qnet_qa. If you have questions or concerns on use of the ESRD QIP application, contact the QualityNet Help Desk at email@example.com or 866-288-8912, 5am-5pm PT, Monday-Friday.
CROWNWeb will hold their next Town Hall on December 19, 3019 on Understanding the Payment Year 2020 ESRD QIP Final Performance Score Report. Register at https://mycrownweb.org/pcw_community_events/december-2019-town-hall/.
The December CROWNWeb Newsletter is also now available, at https://mycrownweb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/CROWNWeb-Newsletter-October-2019-2.png. The lead article reviews 2019 and previews 2020, and announces upcoming CROWNWeb modifications on medication reconciliation, ICH CAHPS, and Depression Screening/Followup. The Newsletter also includes its usual tables of Clinical Closing dates and extensive links to Resources, and a preview of CROWNWeb events in 2020, including:
- New User Trainings will move to the third Tuesday of each month.
- CROWNWeb Town Halls will be held on the third Thursday of each month.
- Training for Medication Reconciliation, ICH CAHPS, and the new HARP (HCPIS Access Roles and Profile) account management application will be held in January 2020, dates tba.
- Training for 2744 will be held in Spring 2020, date tba.
CROWNWeb has announced their November 21, 2019 Town Hall webinar on 2019 Recap and 2020 Vision. Find details and register at https://mycrownweb.org/pcw_community_events/november-2019-town-hall/.
CROWNWeb (“CW”) has released the November edition of the CROWNWeb Newsletter. In it you’ll find articles on their new Community of Practice series detailing best practices collected from the 20,000 authorized CW users, on CW online training, on the CW Admit Patient and CW Initial 2728 Worksheets, on Clinical Closures, and they also announce the November 12, 2019 New User Training. Find the Newsletter at http://mycrownweb.org/2019/10/november-2019-newsletter/.
CROWNWeb will present an October 31, 2019 Town Hall webinar and conference call on Best Practices to Aid Data Reporting and Managing Admits and Discharges. Find more information and registration at http://mycrownweb.org/pcw_community_events/october-2019-town-hall/.
CROWNWeb has scheduled their current New User Training for October 15, 2019. Find details and register at http://mycrownweb.org/pcw_lems/new-user-training-october/. They’ve also published their October Newsletter, EQRS CROWNWeb News, at http://mycrownweb.org/2019/10/october-2019-newsletter/, featuring articles on Masked SSNs and HICNUMs, “Are You Doing Your PART,” and Clinical Closures, along with the usual long list of links to helpful resources. They’re still referring to the September Town Hall webinar, but http://mycrownweb.org/events/ lists recordings of previous webinars, and will probably eventually announce an October Town Hall as well. They usually occur late in the month.
CROWNWeb has announced their September Town Hall meeting, and it’s tomorrow, September 26, 2019. The topic will be New CROWNWeb System Enhancements, and Introduction of their new “Deep Dive Series” by way of discussion of PART Verification and Clinical Data Submission. Find more information and register at http://mycrownweb.org/pcw_community_events/september-2019-town-hall/.