Renal Healthcare

Welcome to the Renal Healthcare Association's (formerly National Renal Administrator's Association) health information exchange (HIE) website – the information source for renal dialysis organizations and electronic health record (EHR) vendors contracting with the Renal Healthcare HIE to submit EQRS (formerly CROWNWeb) data for end-stage renal disease patients.

Contracting

The Renal Healthcare Association is offering use of the Renal Healthcare Health Information Exchange (HIE) to any Renal Healthcare Association member or non-member organization for electronic data submission of EQRS quality data. To use the HIE an organization must contract with the Renal Healthcare HIE.

CMS EQRS Data Submissions

CMS is opening the EQRS database for clinical months September, October, November and December 2020 for EQRS Clinical Data, ICH CAHPS Attestation, and Clinical Depression Screening and Follow-up Plan data submissions on July 12, 2021. Renal Healthcare HIE has provided important information to prepare for this data submission process.

Facility Registration

Renal dialysis organizations with an approved contract from the Renal Healthcare HIE for EQRS quality data reporting must also register their individual facilities to report data for the patients at those facilities. The online registration is also where organizations can manage and update information for their registered facilities.

Data Management

Submitting patient and clinical data to EQRS through the Renal Healthcare HIE is cost-effective and efficient. The information below provides tips and techniques for making preparations for data submissions and tools to handle errors and improve the quality of data submissions.

Vendors

The Renal Healthcare HIE facilitates a process for electronic health record (EHR) vendors to become certified to electronically submit data to the EQRS repository through the Renal Healthcare HIE. This certification demonstrates the vendor has the technical capability to support this process and may promote this capability as a feature of their software.

Operations Information

Next Renal Healthcare HIE Scheduled Maintenance: December 21, 2021