MDS Transition on April 17

​The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is preparing to move to the Internet Quality Improvement and Evaluation System (iQIES) for Minimum Data Set (MDS) submissions. In order to ensure access to the new system, please follow these instructions to create a new account and establish credentials by April 13, 2023.
Completed assessments should be submitted before 8 PM on April 13 to ensure users are within the MDS transmission requirements outlined in the Resident Assessment Instrument manual. Between April 13-17, users will not be able to transmit any assessments.
  • April 13 at 8 PM: Access to the QIES system for MDS submission will end.
  • April 17 at 8 AM: Access to iQIES will be available and users will have the ability to transmit assessments, view validation reports, and other MDS-related reports. Once the transition is completed, iQIES will be used for anything MDS-related.
Please note that Payroll Based Journal will remain in the QIES system with the next data submission deadline on May 15, 2023. Please email the iQIES Service Center​ or call (800) 339-9313 for assistance.