CROWNWeb will hold a one-hour CMS-2744 Annual Facility Survey Training webinar on March 16, 2017. For more information and to register, see http://mycrownweb.org/pcw_lems/cms-2744-annual-survey-training-march/ .
CROWNWeb will present a New User training session on March 14, 2017. For more information and registration see http://mycrownweb.org/pcw_lems/crownweb-new-user-training-march/ .
The March 2017 CROWNWeb Newsletter contains articles on Data Quality Goals, the Annual Facility Survey, CROWNWeb System Discharges, and Facility Personnel. It also announces a CROWNWeb Town Hall for March 30, 2017. Find the CROWNWeb Newsletters at http://mycrownweb.org/news/newsletters/ .
We’ve just been notified that the February 28, 2017 CROWNWeb submission deadline for all December 2016 clinical data has been extended to March 6, 2017.
Facilities need to be aware that Allegheny Science & Technology (AST) is under contract with CMS to validate the accuracy of CROWNWeb and NHSN data. AST has a data use agreement in place with CMS to request and receive patient records from dialysis facilities for this purpose. The project is described in the PY2017 final rule, which can be found at https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/ESRDQIP/05_LawsandRegs.html .
CROWNWeb will present a training webinar for new users on February 14, 2017. For details and registration see http://mycrownweb.org/pcw_lems/crownweb-new-user-training-feb/ .
CMS has again extended the CROWNWeb deadline, to February 10, 2017, for submitting November 2016 clinical data, including the pain assessment, depression screening, and ICH CAHPS Survey attestation for the ESRD QIP, all originally due by January 31, 2017. See http://mycrownweb.org/2017/02/november-2016-clinical-closure-extension-to-february-10-2017/ .