EQRS Data Submission Deadlines for the 2022 Reporting Months

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April 1, 2022

This announcement is to notify dialysis facilities of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) data submission deadlines for the End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Quality Reporting System (EQRS) 2022 reporting months. The charts below indicate the data submission schedule for the following 2022 data:

  • EQRS Clinical Data
  • Clinical Depression Screening and Follow Up
  • In-Center Hemodialysis Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (ICH CAHPS) Attestations

As of March 2022, EQRS resumed the typical clinical data submission schedule of opening on the first day of the month and closing approximately two months after the end of the reporting month. Additionally, EQRS data closures typically occur on the last day of the month, however, if the last day of the month falls on a weekend or on a Federal holiday, the closing date will be the following Federal business day.

These data submission deadlines apply to all collection types (Hemodialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis) and to all submission methods. For additional information on how to submit data in EQRS, refer to the Education page on MyCROWNWeb.org.

Dialysis facilities must submit EQRS data by these deadlines to meet the CMS reporting requirements. Failure to complete the submission of data by the deadlines listed in this announcement puts your facility at risk for an ESRD Quality Incentive Program payment reduction.

If your facility batch submits or uses the Health Information Exchange/Electronic Data Interchange methods, please follow the guidance provided by your organization.

Please note: CMS strongly recommends that facilities complete large data submissions and audit batch submitted data prior to data submission deadlines to ensure accurate and timely data submission.

2022 EQRS Data Submission Schedule for:
EQRS Clinical Data

Reporting Months

Data Submission Deadline

January 2022*

May 31, 2022, at 11:59 PM PT

February 2022*

May 31, 2022, at 11:59 PM PT

March 2022

May 31, 2022, at 11:59 PM PT

April 2022

June 30, 2022, at 11:59 PM PT

May 2022

August 1, 2022, at 11:59 PM PT

June 2022

August 31, 2022, at 11:59 PM PT

July 2022

September 30, 2022, at 11:59 PM PT

August 2022

October 31, 2022, at 11:59 PM PT

September 2022

November 30, 2022, at 11:59 PM PT

October 2022

January 2, 2023, at 11:59 PM PT

November 2022

January 31, 2023, at 11:59 PM PT

December 2022

February 28, 2023, at 11:59 PM PT

*CMS extended the EQRS Clinical Data submission deadline for January 2022 by two-months and February 2022 by one month.

2022 EQRS Data Submission Schedule for:
Clinical Depression Screening and Follow Up
ICH CAHPS Facility Attestation

Assessment Period/Attestation Period

 Data Submission Deadline

January 2022 – December 2022
(All months in 2022)

February 28, 2023, at 11:59 PM PT

If you are having technical issues with accessing the EQRS user interface, please contact the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality (CCSQ) Service Center. The CCSQ Service Center is open Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Time and can be reached via phone at (866) 288-8912, email at qnetsupport-esrd@hcqis.org, or by going to CCSQ Support Center.