August 2020 CROWNWeb NEWS

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In This Issue:

ESRD QIP PY 2021 Preview Period

How to Access ESRD QIP UI

ESRD Systems Data Management

How to Route Questions

Clinical Closures


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Data Management Guidelines


Conditions for Coverage for ESRD Facilities

ESRD QIP Questions

ESRD QIP PY 2021 Preview Period

The End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Quality Incentive Program (QIP) Payment Year (PY) 2021 Preview Period opened on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 and will end August 31, 2020, at 11:59 p.m., Pacific Time (PT) (September 1, 2020 at 2:59 a.m. Eastern Time).

During the ESRD QIP PY 2021 Preview Period, CMS recommends that every organization take the following steps:

  • Facility or Corporate Points of Contact (POCs) and Viewers should review scores and reports via the ESRD QIP User Interface (UI) in the ESRD Quality Reporting System (EQRS).
  • Facility and Corporate POCs should use the ESRD QIP UI in EQRS to submit inquiries regarding PY 2021 scores before the Preview Period concludes.

Reports are accessible based on roles and availability. Reports include the Performance Score Report (PSR) and the Patient List Report (PLR).

ESRD QIP Preview Period supporting materials are available via

PY 2021 supporting materials include a Guide to the PY 2021 ESRD QIP Performance Period and PY 2021 ESRD QIP User Interface (UI) Quick Start Guide. Click “Reports” or “Resources” to download PY 2021 supporting materials.

How to Access the ESRD QIP UI

Users must use EQRS to access the CROWNWeb, ESRD QIP, and Renal Management Information System (REMIS) interfaces. EQRS is accessible directly via

End Stage Renal Disease Quality Reporting System Login Screen

ESRD Systems Data Management Guidelines

The ESRD Systems Data Management Guidelines is a document that describes standardized data management processes created, reviewed, and approved by CMS.

Tasks to be completed by ESRD Systems users and submission timelines are identified in this ESRD Systems Data Management Guidelines document. These tasks fall into three categories: Data Monitoring, Data Quality Measuring, or Data Quality Managing.

The Data Management Guidelines can be accessed via


How to Route Questions

Should you have any questions, contact:

Question Type Contact Information
General ESRD QIP Questions

REMINDER: The ESRD QIP UI must be used to submit formal Preview Period inquiries. 

ServiceNow Q&A Tool:

EQRS System-Related Questions  QualityNet Help Desk:


EQRS Training-Related Questions CRAFT Mailbox:

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
July 2020 Clinical Month September 30, 2020 at 11:59 PM PT
August 2020 Clinical Month November 2, 2020 at 11:59 PM PT
September 2020 Clinical Month November 30, 2020 at 11:59 PM PT


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