January 2020 CROWNWeb NEWS

January 2020 CROWNWeb News

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In This Issue:

Medication Reconciliation

Final PSRs and PSCs for PY 2020 Available

ICH CAHPS and Clinical Depression

Clinical Closures


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ESRD QIP Questions

Medication Reconciliation

CMS recently released an updated version of CROWNWeb, which included the addition of the Medication Reconciliation (MedRec) fields on the Manage Clinical screens.

What is MedRec?

The process of creating the most accurate list of all home medications that the patient is taking, including name, indication, dosage, frequency, and route, by comparing the most recent medication list in the dialysis medical record to one or more external list(s) of medications obtained from a patient or caregiver (including patient-/caregiver-provided “brown bag” information), pharmacotherapy information network (e.g., Surescripts), hospital, or other provider.

CMS adopted the MedRec reporting measure for the ESRD Quality Incentive Program measure set, beginning with Payment Year 2022. MedRec data reporting begins January 2020 for all eligible hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis patients.

Need information on how to report MedRec data via CROWNWeb?

Join CMS and the ESRD Outreach, Communication, and Training (EOCT) Team on Thursday, January 9, 2020 or January 23, 2020 at 2:00 PM ET for the MedRec Training event. These informative 30-minute sessions will provide attendees with an overview of MedRec data reporting requirements.

January 9, 2019January 23, 2019

Final PSRs & PSCs for PY 2020 Available

As a reminder, Payment Year (PY) 2020 End-Stage Renal Disease Quality Incentive Program (ESRD QIP) Final Performance Score Reports (PSR) and Performance Score Certificates (PSC) are available to download.

PSRs may be accessed directly from the ESRD Quality Reporting System (EQRS). If you have not downloaded a copy of your PSC, you may request one by contacting the QualityNet Help Desk at: qnetsupport-esrd@hcqis.org or (866) 288-8912. As a reminder, all PSC’s must be posted from January 1, 2020 until December 31, 2020.

ICH CAHPS and Clinical Depression Screening Training

In-Center Hemodialysis Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (ICH CAHPS)

Each year, CMS provides facilities with the ability to use EQRS/CROWNWeb to attest that they are not eligible for the ICH CAHPS Reporting Measure if they treated fewer than the number of eligible patients over the course of the entire eligibility period.

From January 1, 2020 to March 2, 2020, these facilities are able to use CROWNWeb to attest that they did not work with a CMS-approved vendor to administer the ICH CAHPS survey in 2019 because they treated fewer than 30 eligible patients during the Calendar Year 2018.


Clinical Depression Screening

In order to comply with ESRD QIP requirements, facilities must use CROWNWeb to submit Clinical Depression Screening and Follow-Up Plan information for each eligible patient at least once during the calendar year. The Assessment periods are from January 1 to December 31 of each calendar year.


Need to know how to submit ICH CAHPS and Clinical Depression Screening data via CROWNWeb?

Join CMS and the EOCT Team on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 2:00 PM ET for the ICH CAHPS and Clinical Depression Screening Training event. This informative 30-minute session will provide attendees with an overview of ICH CAHPS and Clinical Depression Screening data reporting requirements. Click the date below to register!

January 16, 2019

Clinical Closures

Clinical closure dates apply to all Collection Types (Hemodialysis; Peritoneal Dialysis). Additionally, clinical data submissions apply to all submission methods.

Reporting Month Clinical Closure Date
November 2019 Clinical Month February 3, 2020 at 11:59 PM PT
December 2019 Clinical Month March 2, 2020 at 11:59 PM PT
January 2020 Clinical Month March 31, 2020 at 11:59 PM PT


The information included as part of this newsletter is current as of the date of release.