12/19 CROWNWeb Town Hall, Newsletter

CROWNWeb will hold their next Town Hall on December 19, 3019 on Understanding the Payment Year 2020 ESRD QIP Final Performance Score ReportRegister 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.

1/17 CW Town Hall

CROWNWeb has announced the topics for their January 17, 2019 Town Hall meeting.  They encompass completing Calendar Year 2018 CROWNWeb reporting requirements, including requirements and closure dates for ICH CAHPS Attestation, Pain Assessment, Depression Screening, and the CMS-2744 Annual Facility Survey.  Several new EQRS features will also be presented.  Register at http://mycrownweb.org/pcw_community_events/january-2019-town-hall/.

<2/28 CW Attestation Training

ICH CAHPS Attestation training is now available from CROWNWeb.  The ICH CAHPS Attestation must be completed in CROWNWeb before February 28, 2019 by any facility that treated fewer than 30 adult HD patients during the 2017 calendar year.  See http://mycrownweb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Attestation_2019_508_Compliant.pdf for detailed instructions.  Find CROWNWeb Online Help at http://mycrownweb.org/assets/crownweb/.

1/17+ CW Town Hall, CAHPS Attestation

The January CROWNWeb Newsletter has been published, and can be found at http://mycrownweb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/January_2019_Newsletter_508.pdf.  This issue includes:

  • A summary of 2018’s improvements to CROWNWeb, EQRS, and ESRD QIP software, and educational efforts.
  • Who must file Exemption Attestations from ICH CAHPS for 2017, and how to do it.  Attestations must be filed by February 28, 2019.
  • CROWNWeb Clinical Closure deadlines.  Note that your Network may require earlier data submission.
  • Announcement of a January 17, 2019 CROWNWeb Town Hall meeting.
  • Links to important CROWNWeb resources.

2/22+ CW Newsletter

The February CROWNWeb Newsletter has been published, including articles on the new CROWNWeb Data Submission Stopwatch and reminder emails, a report on Data Quality Improvement, announcement of a February 22, 2018 CROWNWeb Town Hall, and reminders of the February 28, 2018 CROWNWeb and QIP submission deadlines for FEMA Disaster Area and non-disaster area Clinical Months, ICH CAHPS Attestation, Pain Assessment, and Depression Screening.  Find a copy at http://mycrownweb.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/February_Newsletter_508.pdf.

2/1 CW Training Rescheduled

The CROWNWeb training session on Attestation, and the new clinical measures for Ultrafiltration, and Number of Dialysis Sessions, has been rescheduled for February 1, 2018.  Find more information and register at http://mycrownweb.org/pcw_lems/february-1st-attestation-ultrafiltration-and-number-of-dialysis-sessions-training-event/.

DFC January Update

CMS has announced that new data on the care quality of dialysis facilities is now available on Dialysis Facility Compare (DFC), the website that allows patients and health centers to view and compare quality data about dialysis facilities.  CMS uses this data, organized into a series of measures, to create a 5-Star Rating system that can help patients make educated decisions about where to get their dialysis treatments, as well as to assist them in speaking with their healthcare team regarding their care.

The January revision has updated information for Standardized Transfusion Ratios, Standardized Mortality Ratios, Standardized Hospitalization Ratios, Standardized Readmission Ratios, vascular access types (fistula and catheter), bloodstream infections, hemoglobin management, and the CAHPS survey on in-center hemodialysis patient experience.  The July 2017 DFC data for dialysis adequacy, hypercalcemia, serum phosphorus, and the facility Star Ratings will remain until the next update.

Find DFC at https://www.medicare.gov/dialysisfacilitycompare/#.

If you’re computer-savvy, you can download supplementary DFC data from https://data.medicare.gov/data/dialysis-facility-compare.