EQRS News Flash: New EQRS Self-Service Onboarding Process

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January 30, 2023

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have enabled Organizations to sign up for the Electronic Data Submission Modernization (EDSM) Application Programming Interface (API), which will allow Organizations to electronically submit  End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) data to the ESRD Quality Reporting System (EQRS)  

Users with the Facility Batch Role credentials will see the Request EDSM API Access button at the top of the page in the EQRS header bar. Additionally, there is a button on the left menu under Manage Access titled EDSM API. Both buttons will take users to the new self-service onboarding area, where they can request access to electronically transmit data directly to EQRS (Figure 1)  

Figure 1: EDSM API Access buttons on the EQRS home page

For more information about the onboarding or maintaining an existing integration with the EDSM API, download the documents linked on the EDSM API page within EQRS. Additionally, use this link to get direct access to the resources that are available within EQRS:

  • EDSM API Integration Guide: A step-by- step guide to the EDSM API onboarding process for EDI submitters
  • EDSM Onboarding Project Milestones: A project plan document with key milestones during EDSM API onboarding

If you have any further questions, please contact: eqrssupport@cms.hhs.gov.