Posted Monday, April 18, 2022
Many health agencies have experienced problems in the iQIES system that affected how Services Provided values for their agencies were displayed on the HHA Provider Preview reports distributed in February and on Care Compare. CMS recently released a notice about the systems transition that may affect home health agency demographic data. Specifically, CMS indicated that while it is transitioning to the Provider Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System (PECOS) system as the source for agency demographic data, a final date when all demographic data will be obtained from PECOS has not been identified.
During this transition, all home health agencies are responsible to ensure their latest demographic data are updated and available in both iQIES and PECOS systems. A referencing document that outlines the steps home health agencies should follow can be accessed in the Downloads section of the How to Update Home Health Demographic Data page. Should you have questions regarding this updated process, please contact the iQIES help desk by email at iQIES@cms.hhs.gov or by phone at (800) 339-9313.
CMS also recently posted an announcement that the Preview Reports and Star Rating Preview Reports for the July 2022 Refresh are available. However, home health agencies are not seeing the reports in their iQIES folders. The announcement was made in error and the reports are not yet available.
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