iQIES Provider Security Officials Onboarding for MDS

CMS announced they are preparing to release the Internet Quality Improvement Evaluation System (iQIES) for Minimum Data Set (MDS) submission in early 2023. Although the MDS submission functionality will not be available immediately, CMS encourages Provider Security Officials (PSOs) to request access to iQIES as soon as possible, as doing so will allow for a smoother transition prior to the go live date. At a minimum, at least one PSO needs to be selected, but CMS highly recommends that at least two PSOs are designated so that there is a higher likelihood that there will be someone available to approve/reject iQIES access requests. Nursing homes and Swing Beds in CMS Region 7 (which includes Missouri) should onboard their Provider Security Officials October 31, 2022 through November 11, 2022. The onboarding of other nursing home and swing bed hospital staff can begin on November 15.

Onboarding Schedule for MDS Transition to iQIES:
https://qtso.cms.gov/system/files/qtso/Provider%20Security%20Officials%20Schedule%20-%20QTSO%20posting%20final%20-%20Copy.pdf

iQIES Onboarding Process Quick Reference Guide for the Provider Security Official Role:
https://qtso.cms.gov/system/files/qtso/iQIES%20Onboarding%20Process%20Quick%20Reference%20Guide%20-%20Provider%20Security%20Official.pdf