6/11 CROWNWeb Training, Newsletter, Town Hall

CROWNWeb has announced that their June New User Training session will occur on June 11, 2019; register at http://mycrownweb.org/pcw_lems/june-2019-new-user-training/.

The June CROWNWeb News is also now available, at http://mycrownweb.org/2019/05/june-2019-newsletter/, including articles on Frequently Asked Questions, Depression Screening, catching up on a missed CROWNWeb event, and CMS Clinical Closure deadlines (your Network may ask you to submit earlier), as well as the usual comprehensive list of links to useful resources, tools, events, and past issues of the News.

The June CROWNWeb Town Hall will be held June 27, 2019.  Register at http://mycrownweb.org/pcw_community_events/june-2019-town-hall/.

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/.

Depression Toolkit Revised

The National Forum of ESRD Networks has revised the Dialysis Patient Depression Toolkit and added a video.  Find the revised English version at http://esrdnetworks.org/resources/toolkits/patient-toolkits/new-toolkit-dialysis-patient-depression-toolkit/dialysis-patient-depression-toolkit-english and a Spanish version at http://esrdnetworks.org/resources/toolkits/patient-toolkits/new-toolkit-dialysis-patient-depression-toolkit/dialysis-patient-depression-toolkit-spanish.  A related video interview with a dialysis patient has also been recorded.  Find it at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7Iv6JytQt4.

9/27 CW September Newsletter

CROWNWeb has published their September 2018 Newsletter, which you can find at http://mycrownweb.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/September_Newsletter_Version_2.4_508.pdf.  It features articles on:

  • The August Town Hall and the PY2019 QIP Review Period (which has been extended through September 19, 2018)
  • EQRS Attestation and Clinical Depression Feedback, including the announcement that the September 27 CROWNWeb Town Hall will feature a discussion of the Human-Centered-Design methodology being used to integrate user feedback into the expansion of EQRS functionality.
  • The Clinical FAQ section (on lab value reporting when modality changes) and a table of Clinical Closure dates

We’ve already announced the September 11, 2018 CROWNWeb New User Training.  You can stay up to date on these via the Virtual Training Calendar at http://mycrownweb.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/September_Newsletter_Version_2.4_508.pdf.

9/10 QIP PY2021-24 Correction

CMS has announced a correction to their bulletin about proposed PY2021-24 QIP performance measure changes, which we forwarded as https://nwrnbulletins.wordpress.com/2018/08/06/9-10-qip-py2021-24/Depression Screening is NOT proposed to be eliminated in PY2021, and Pain Assessment IS proposed to be eliminated in PY2021.  We’ve corrected our earlier bulletin.  Comments on the proposed changes are due by September 10, 2018.

9/10 QIP PY2021-24

CMS has released the proposed ESRD QIP Technical Specifications for PY2021, 2022, and 2024.  Proposed changes include:

  • Elimination of Pain Assessment (NOT Depression Screening as indicated earlier), NHSN Healthcare Personnel Vaccination, Anemia Management, and Serum Phosphorous in PY2021.
  • New measures for Medication Reconciliation Reporting and Existing-Patient Transplant Waitlist for PY2022.
  • A new measure for Incident-Patient Transplant Waitlist in PY2024.
The proposed Technical Specifications can be found at https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/ESRDQIP/061_TechnicalSpecifications.html.  Comments on the proposals are due by September 10, 2018.  For more information see https://nwrnbulletins.wordpress.com/2018/07/11/cy2019-esrd-pps-proposed-rule/.

8/9+ CW & EQRS Training, Resources

EQRS 2.0 will be installed during regular overnight maintenance on August 9, 2018, and training on EQRS 2.0 will be offered on August 9 and repeated on August 10, 2018.  For more information see http://mycrownweb.org/education_/training-calendar/ for August.

The same calendar announces a New User Training on August 14, 2018.

Slides and recordings of CROWNWeb Town Halls can be found at http://mycrownweb.org/events/.  The July 26, 2018 Town Hall included a review of Pain Assessment and Depression Screening.