The QIES System has announced that their systems will be unavailable after 8pm EST on Wednesday, March 16 through Monday, March 21. We recommend you mark this on your calendar and make the appropriate plans to submit as much of your work as possible prior to 8pm EST on March 16.
This outage was announced by the QIES System and is not related to mumms Software. The full notice from QIES is available here and has been reprinted below:
Hospice, IRF, LTCH, SNF, HHA: QIES System Downtime from March 16 through 21
All Quality Improvement and Evaluation System (QIES) systems will be unavailable from Wednesday, March 16 after 8 pm ET through Monday, March 21, 2016. This downtime will affect all QIES connectivity and systems. The national database, Certification and Survey Provider Enhanced Reporting (CASPER) reports, and quick reference (QW) will not be available during this time. In addition, the following submission systems will be unavailable:
- Hospice Item Set
- Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) -Patient Assessment Instrument (PAI)
- Long-term Care Hospital (LTCH) Continuity Assessment Record and Evaluation (CARE) Data Set
- Minimum Data Set (MDS) and Payroll-Based Journal
- Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS)
Affected providers should make contingency plans to accommodate for this downtime.