Wednesday January 20, 2016
Just a quick heads-up from the team at eHDS. See below for a
notice received from CMS. Please plan accordingly!
Please be aware that CMS has planned an off-schedule extended
maintenance period for all of the national QIES systems, which
include the MDS 3.0 Submission and CASPER systems, for Wednesday,
March 16, 2016 beginning at 8:00 PM ET and continuing through
Monday, March 21, 2016 at 11:59 PM ET.
This makes for a 5+ day window where all of the national QIES
systems will be offline and providers will be unable to transmit
any MDS assessments or obtain reports. This also applies to vendors
who submit assessments on the providers' behalf. CMS has started to
post notices to the related application and support websites that
encourage vendors and providers to take this downtime into account
and plan their business around it.
This information is also noted on your Care Watch home page. We
recommend making sure your team is well informed and is planning
for this scheduled downtime.
For access to the original CMS notice, please click