MDS Submissions Shut Off in QIES ASAP System in Preparation for April 17 Release

On April 17, 2023, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will transition to the Internet Quality Improvement and Evaluation System (iQIES) for Minimum Data Set (MDS) record submissions and reports. As part of this transition, the QIES Assessment Submission And Processing (ASAP) system for MDS submissions will be turned off on Thursday, April 13 at 8:00 p.m. ET. Providers should submit completed MDS records prior to 8:00 p.m. ET on April 13 to the QIES ASAP system or wait until 8:00 a.m. ET on Monday, April 17 to submit data in iQIES. Once the transition is complete, all new, modification, or inactivation records must be submitted in iQIES, even if the original record to be corrected was accepted into the QIES ASAP system. Providers are expected to take into account all submission requirements when determining the date that they submit completed MDS records, including but not limited to, submission timeliness, claims processing, and care planning requirements.

MDS submission and records will be available in iQIES beginning Monday, April 17, 2023 at 8:00 a.m. ET. iQIES will be the only system in which MDS data submissions can occur.

What to Expect with the Minimum Data Set (MDS) Transition to iQIES

Please note there are some system-generated reports in the CASPER application that will not be migrated over to the iQIES folders. Users should download and save or print any of these system-generated reports that they wish to retain. For more information on MDS reports, please visit:

Register for an iQIES Account

Please note that failure to obtain access to iQIES prior to April 17, 2023 will impact your ability to submit MDS records once the migration is complete. For information and instructions to register for an iQIES account, please visit:

iQIES Service Center

If you have questions or require assistance, please contact the QIES/iQIES Service Center by phone at (800) 339-9313 or send an email. Please note that call volume may be higher than normal during this time.