Beginning approximately August 8, 2022, EQRS users will be required to enter any new vaccination data for Hepatitis B, Influenza, and Pneumococcal vaccinations on the Manage Patient screen under the new Vaccinations tab in EQRS, shown at right.
During the new Vaccination Module rollout, the most recent vaccination records for patients will be migrated from the Manage Clinical screen and will be visible on the new screens. On approximately October 1, 2022, the vaccination fields will no longer appear on the Manage Clinical screen.
Additionally, this new EQRS reporting process for vaccinations is an event-based reporting process. This means that EQRS users must submit vaccination data when a vaccination event occurs. A vaccination event occurs when a patient:
- Receives a vaccine dose administered by the reporting facility.
- Receives a vaccine dose by an outside provider with documentation.
- Receives a vaccine dose which is self-reported with or without documentation.
- Does not receive a vaccine dose offered by the reporting facility.
In addition to reporting vaccination information when a vaccination event occurs, facilities must also review patient vaccination history and enter any confirmed vaccination information into EQRS upon each patient admission to the facility. Facilities have until approximately October 1, 2022 to fully transition their Hepatitis B, Influenza and Pneumococcal vaccination reporting process in EQRS to the new Vaccinations Module (shown below) that is located under the Vaccinations tab on the Manage Patient screen.
For more information about the new EQRS reporting process for vaccinations, please refer to the EQRS Vaccination Data Submission Requirements and Frequently Asked Questions resource at https://mycrownweb.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/EQRS-Vaccination-Data-Submission-Requirements-and-Frequently-Asked-Questions-FAQ_vFINAL508.pdf.
If you are having technical issues with the EQRS user interface, contact the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality (CCSQ) Service Center, Monday-Friday 5am-5pm Pacific Time, at 866-288-8912, email@example.com, or https://cmsqualitysupport.servicenowservices.com/ccsq_support_central. For general EQRS questions and questions about the ESRD QIP, please use the QualityNet Q&A Tool at https://cmsqualitysupport.servicenowservices.com/qnet_qa.
The notice from EQRS does not mention COVID-19 vaccinations, which are usually considered separately from Influenza vaccinations.