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Registration for Hospice Item Set User IDs Now Available

Online registration for the Hospice Item Set (HIS) Quality Improvement and Evaluation System (QIES) Assessment Submission and Processing system is now available. Medicare-certified hospices are required to submit HIS admission and discharge records for patients admitted on or after July 1. Hospice providers will need to register for separate user IDs. Before registering for either a CMSNet or QIES system ID, providers should review hospice technical training modules one through three at www.qtso.com/webex/qiesclasses.php.

User ID registration instructions include:

CMSNet
For access to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) private network where the QIES systems reside, each provider is allowed two CMSNet user IDs. Hospice providers can register for a CMSNet user ID at www.cmsruas.com. For assistance while registering, contact the CMSNet Help Desk at (888) 238-2122 or mdcn.mco@palmettogba.com.

QIES
Once successfully logged into the CMS network, providers should access the Hospice link. The Hospice link will allow users to choose the “CMS QIES Systems for Providers – Hospice Welcome” page and the “Hospice User Registration Application” link. Instructions for registering are available at the “Hospice User Registration Application” link. For assistance while registering, contact the QTSO Help Desk at (877) 201-4721 or help@qtso.com.

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