Hospice, IRF, LTCH, SNF, HHA: QIES System Downtime from March 16 through 21

January 22, 2016
Policy Snapshot

All Quality Improvement and Evaluation System (QIES) systems will be unavailable from Wednesday, March 16 after 8 pm ET through Monday, March 21, 2016. This downtime will affect all QIES connectivity and systems. The national database, Certification and Survey Provider Enhanced Reporting (CASPER) reports, and quick reference (QW) will not be available during this time. In addition, the following submission systems will be unavailable:

  • Hospice Item Set
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) -Patient Assessment Instrument (PAI)
  • Long-term Care Hospital (LTCH) Continuity Assessment Record and Evaluation (CARE) Data Set
  • Minimum Data Set (MDS) and Payroll-Based Journal
  • Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS)

Affected providers should make contingency plans to accommodate for this downtime.