EQRS Alert: Scheduled ESRD Data Submission Downtime

March 27, 2023

The Vaccination Module in the End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Quality Reporting System (EQRS) will be unavailable for data submission from 6:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Monday, March 27, 2023, until 6:00 a.m. EST on Tuesday, March 28, 2023. Please cease vaccination updates in the user interface and via electronic data submission modernization during this timeframe.

This scheduled downtime is necessary to permit the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to make essential updates. These updates are critical, and CMS is working to complete them as soon as possible. CMS expects the EQRS system to be available for vaccination updates at 6:00 a.m. EST on Tuesday, March 28, 2023.

We thank you for your cooperation and patience.

If you need assistance with any other issues, 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. EST 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.