CMS-2744 Annual Facility Survey Released in EQRS on January 29, 2021

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On January 29, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will update the ESRD Quality Reporting System (EQRS) to allow users to complete the CMS-2744 Annual Facility Survey for Calendar Year 2020.

Dialysis facilities complete the CMS-2744A and transplant centers complete the CMS 2744B. The CMS-2744 captures the patient and treatment counts that occur at the facility annually. In 2021, dialysis facilities and transplant centers will report information from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020.

Facilities must work with their ESRD Networks to ensure the accuracy and finalize the CMS-2744 forms. Contact your ESRD Network for assistance with completing the CMS-2744 form. You can identify the ESRD Network for your area here: https://esrdncc.org/en/ESRD-network-map/ and ask for the Data Manager.

At the time of the CMS-2744 release, all supporting reports that were previously available will not yet be available in EQRS. CMS continually reviews and updates EQRS to support data collection and user’s needs. We will release all relevant reports as developed and all reports will be available in the near future. Facilities must continue to work with their ESRD Network to resolve CMS-2744 errors should they occur.

Training Materials and Assistance:

Join CMS and the ESRD Outreach, Communications, and Training (EOCT) Team on Thursday, January 28, 2021 for CMS-2744 Training. Training will be held 2pm-3pm ET. Click the registration link below for more information:

https://mycrownweb.org/pcw_community_events/january-2021-town-hall/

If You Have Questions:

For further information on how to access and understand the CMS-2744, please review training information via the Education page on https://mycrownweb.org/. For assistance with accessing EQRS, contact the QualityNet Service Desk at Email: qnetsupport-esrd@hcqis.org, phone: 1-866-288-8912 (7:00 AM to 7:00 PM Central Time from Monday through Friday). For assistance with the CMS-2744, contact your ESRD Network.