QIES System Down Time Scheduled for THIS WEEK

March 16 – 21:  QIES System Down Time Scheduled for THIS WEEK — Mark your Calendars and Plan Ahead!  ALL Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Quality Improvement and Evaluation System (QIES) systems will be down from Wednesday, March 16 after 8:00 p.m. (EST) through Monday, March 21, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. (EST). 

This downtime will affect all QIES connectivity and systems. This means the national database, CASPER reports, and QW will NOT be available during this time.  Additionally, the HOSPICE ITEM SET (HIS) and HOME HEALTH AGENCY OASIS SUBMISSION SYSTEMS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE. This downtime will affect ALL QIES users.  It is critical that affected Providers make the necessary contingency plans to accommodate for this downtime and ensure their data is submitted in a timely manner.

PLEASE ALERT APPROPRIATE AGENCY STAFF TO THIS DEVELOPMENT.