7/11 QIP PY2019 Preview Period & Webinar

The PY2019 Preview Period for the ESRD QIP will begin on July 23, 2018, and end on August 23, 2018.  The Preview Period provides an important opportunity for each facility to review and pose questions about its ESRD QIP scores and any potential payment reductions that may result.  During the Preview Period, facilities will be able to access a PSR to learn about how their estimated Total Performance Scores were calculated.  CMS updated this year’s Preview PSR to provide more-streamlined reporting of facility performance.

On July 11, 2018 CMS will present a webinar on the PY2019 Preview Period to discuss how to access, review, and submit clarification questions and/or a formal inquiry about a facility’s estimated scores before the close of the Preview Period.  Find details and register at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4774560365192234755.

In preparation of the PY 2019 Preview Period, CMS encourages all facilities to review and update their authorized users in accordance with the updated password requirements for EIDM accounts as applied to EQRS; see http://mycrownweb.org/2017/06/new-eidem-password-requirements/.  Each facility also must designate a point of contact (POC) in EQRS; facilities without a POC will not be able to access their Preview PSRs, nor will they be able to submit clarification questions or a formal inquiry.  If your facility has not established authorized users and a POC, CMS encourages you to do so as soon as possible.

The QualityNet ESRD QIP Resources page at https://www.qualitynet.org/dcs/ContentServer?c=Page&pagename=QnetPublic%2FPage%2FQnetTier3&cid=1228776130548 provides additional information and tools.

Bring questions or concerns about use of the ESRD QIP system to the QualityNet Help Desk at qnetsupport-esrd@hcqis.org, or 866-288-8912 Monday-Friday between 5 am and 5 pm PDT.

6/6 CW Down; Newsletter

CROWNWeb will be down for maintenance between 9am PDT on June 6, 2017 and 3am PDT on June 7.

The June CROWNWeb Newsletter is now available, containing articles on New Data Quality Goals, Facility Dashboard Launch and Training, New EIDM Password Requirements, and CROWNWeb Frequently Asked Questions.  The issue also includes the usual useful links, and announcement of the June 29, 2017 Town Hall.  Find CROWNWeb Newsletters at http://mycrownweb.org/news/newsletters/ .

NW Network Council Call Recordings

A recording of the January 9, 2017 Network Council Call has been placed on the Northwest Renal Network website, along with a pdf of the slides from the webinar.  The call described the current Network contract structure and obligations, with emphasis on this year’s Quality Improvement Activities and CROWNWeb requirements and protocols.  Find the recording at https://healthinsight.adobeconnect.com/p6sn4hjkmow/?proto=true and the slides at https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/qia/2017/2017NW16NetworkCouncilPresentationFinal.pdf .

12/8-12 CW Down

The CROWNWeb maintenance and unavailability that was scheduled for December 8-11, 2016 has now been extended to span December 8-12, 2016.  In addition to CROWNWeb, the unavailable systems will include EQRS, QIP, REMIS, NwHIN, QARM, the QualityNet Secure Portal, Measures Engine, and Data Exchange.  Down time will run from 6pm PST on December 8 until 9pm PST on December 12.  

For additional information or assistance, please contact the QualityNet Help Desk at qnetsupport-esrd@hcqis.org or (866) 288-8912 Monday through Friday 5am-5pm PST.