MDS Transition from QIES to iQIES
CMS has announced they are preparing to release the Internet Quality Improvement Evaluation System (iQIES) for MDS submission in early 2023. CMS encourages Providers to assign Provider Security Officials and request access to iQIES as soon as possible. CMS recommends at least two Provider Security Officials (PSO) be designated per provider. The iQIES will consolidate and replace functionality form the QIES, CASPER and ASPEN legacy systems. The PSO will have the responsibility of approving all iQIES users, including vendors that may need access on behalf of the provider.
CMS has released the onboarding schedule and expects to contact providers regarding Security Officials by the end of October and begin general on-boarding communication by mid-November.