EQRS Data Submission Deadline for August 2022 Clinical Data Extended by One Week

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October 31, 2022

This announcement is to notify dialysis facilities that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended the End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Quality Reporting System (EQRS) clinical data submission deadline for August 2022 data by one week. The new deadline is November 7, 2022, at 11:59 PM Pacific Time (PT). This data submission deadline extension applies to EQRS clinical data only.

This data submission deadline applies 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 the established deadline to meet the CMS reporting requirements. Failure to complete the submission of data by the deadline 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 Month  Data Submission Deadline
August 2022 November 7, 2022, at 11:59 PM PT
September 2022 November 30, 2022, at 11:59 PM PT
October 2022 January 3, 2023, at 11:59 PM PT
November 2022 January 31, 2023, at 11:59 PM PT

If you need technical assistance with EQRS, 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, via email at: qnetsupport-esrd@cms.hhs.gov, or by going to CCSQ Support Central.