After you register, you will receive an e-mail containing a unique webinar link and audio details. Do not share the link, as it will be unique to you. If more than one staff member at your facility would like to attend, and you can maintain safe social distancing, you may join as a team. The webinar will cover:
How to access and review your facility’s PSR and PLR.
How CMS calculated your QIP performance scores.
What your TPS means to your facility’s 2021 reimbursement.
PY 2020 Final PSR: The PY2020 Final PSR documents your facility’s performance during 2018 and any payment reduction that CMS will impose for reimbursement on 2020 claims. The Final PSR reflects any applicable revisions to your facility’s performance scores from those displayed during the Preview Period.
PY 2020 PSC: Each facility is required to download, print, and post both the English and Spanish versions of the PSC in a prominent patient area within fifteen business days of their availability; facilities also must ensure that these documents remain posted throughout 2020.
Save Your Facility’s Documents: PY 2020 Final PSRs and PSCs will only be available on EQRS until December 31, 2019. CMS encourages each facility to save an electronic copy of their Final PSR and PSC for reference, reprinting, and, should the need arise, re-posting throughout the year. Facilities who do not save a copy by December 31 can request an additional copy by e-mail from the QualityNet Help Desk, but should expect a delay in receiving it.
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 (updated 12/31/19):
New User Trainings will move to the third Tuesday of each month (January 21, 2020).
CROWNWeb Town Halls will be held on the third Thursday of each month (except in January it will be the fourth Thursday, January 30, 2020).
Training for Medication Reconciliation (January 9 and 23), ICH CAHPS and Depression Screening (January 16), and the new HARP (HCPIS Access Roles and Profile) account management application (at the January 30 Town Hall) will also be held in January.
Training for 2744 will be held in Spring 2020, date tba.
NHSN: CMS has also announced an extension to the NHSN data entry deadline for the ESRD QIP fourth reporting quarter of 2018 (data for October 1 – December 31, 2018) from March 31, 2019 to April 1, 2019.
CMS has released the PY2019 ESRD QIP Final PSRs and PSCs, which are now available on EQRS.
The PY 2019 Final PSR provides information on your facility’s performance during 2017 and any payment reduction that CMS will impose for reimbursement on 2019 claims. The Final PSR reflects any applicable revisions applied to your facility’s performance scores during the review and correction period and may differ from those displayed during the Preview Period.
Each facility is required to download, print, and post both the English and Spanish versions of the PSC in a prominent patient area within fifteen (15) business days of their availability; facilities also must ensure that these documents remain posted throughout 2019.
PY2019 Final PSRs and PSCs will only be available on EQRS until summer of 2019, when the PY2020 Preview Period will begin. We encourage each facility to save an electronic copy of its Final PSR and PSC for reference, reprinting, and reposting throughout the year should the need arise. Facilities that do not save a copy can request an additional copy from the QualityNet Helpdesk (see below), but should expect a delay in receiving it.
The schedule for release of the PY2019 QIP reports and certificates:
December 14, 2018 – PSRs and PSCs will be available to facility POCs on the ESRD QIP System at https://www.qualitynet.org/. PSCs must be prominently displayed in both English and Spanish within fifteen days of their availability and remain posted throughout the entire 2019 calendar year. Facilities without POCs are directed to call the QualityNet Help Desk at 866-288-8912.
CMS has released PY2018 ESRD QIP Final PSRs and PSCs. Please download and save these documents from the ESRD QIP system as soon as possible.
The PY2018 Final PSR documents your facility’s performance during CY2016 and any payment reduction that may result. It also reflects any revisions to your facility’s performance scores from the Preview Period. We encourage facilities to save an electronic copy of their PSRs for reference and reprinting. The PY2018 PSRs will be available in the ESRD QIP system until the PY2019 Preview Period begins in summer 2018.
Each facility is required to download, print, and post both the English and Spanish versions of their PSC in a prominent patient area before December 30, 2017, and ensure that these documents remain posted throughout CY2018. CMS also encourages facilities to save an electronic copy of their PSCs for reference, reprinting, and re-posting throughout the year as the need arises.
Please allow some time for your reports to process. If you do not receive your report within 24 hours, submit a help desk ticket to the QualityNet Helpdesk at email@example.com or 866-288-8912. If you have any questions about the information in this memorandum, please contact the ESRD QIP Team at ESRDQIP@cms.hhs.gov.
The November CROWNWeb Newsletter is now available, at http://mycrownweb.org/news/newsletters/ . The feature article gives Orange County facilities an extra two months to complete their CROWNWeb data entry, since Orange County is a FEMA-designated disaster area. New deadlines are:
For Clinical Month August 2017 – December 31, 2017
For Clinical Month September 2017 – January 31, 2018
For Clinical Month October 2017 – February 28, 2018
For Clinical Month November 2017 – March 31, 2018
For Clinical Month December 2017 – April 30, 2018
CMS asks, however, that facilities do their best to file their Forms 2728 as early as possible in order to avoid delays in coverage for beneficiaries.
The Newsletter also includes an article for facilities affected by wildfires or other emergencies, whether or not they are located in a FEMA-designated disaster area (and any facility needing an additional exception), on how to file an Extraordinary Circumstance Exception (ECE) request, and how their PY2019 QIP Final Performance Score will be calculated as a result.
An article on using the Facility Dashboard rounds out this issue of the CROWNWeb Newsletter. The issue also announces a CROWNWeb Town Hall on November 30, 2017.
Prepare for ESRD QIP PY 2017 Reporting Documents by Updating your Account
More than 200 outpatient dialysis facilities have not designated a Facility Point of Contact (FPOC) in the ESRD QIP system. Facilities should maintain their accounts and make sure that FPOCs have access to reporting documents. CMS is preparing ESRD QIP end-of-year documents for release in December, including the Payment Year 2017 Final Performance Score Reports and the Performance Score Certificate, which facilities are required to post for public review. For help with the ESRD QIP system, including reviving a deactivated account, contact the QualityNet Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 866-288-8912.