Updated 9/2/2022

Admitting New Patients:

EQRS requires six identifiers to admit patients: SSN, Medicare beneficiary identifier, first name, last name, gender, and date of birth.

The steps to admit a new dialysis patient are:

  • Search for the patient in EQRS first, to confirm that they are not already admitted into your facility.
  • From the EQRS Home screen, click the Patients tab to navigate to Admit Patient.
  • Enter the required patient information, and then click Next. The Patients Demographics screen displays.
  • Enter or select the patient's treatment information and any missing demographics information, and then click Submit
  • The View Patient Attributes screen displays the green message " Patient Details Successfully SUBMITTED."


Discharging Patients:

The steps to discharge a patient are:

  • From the EQRS Home screen, click the Patients tab and navigate to the Search Patients screen displays.
  • Enter the patient criteria, and then click Submit. The Patient Search Results screen displays.
  • Click the desired patient's EQRS UPI link. The View Patient Demographics screen displays.
  • Click the Admissions tab on the left side of the screen. The View Patient Admissions screen displays.
  • Click the patient's Admit Date. The View Admissions Information displays.
  • Click Edit. The Edit Admission Information screen displays.
  • Enter the required information in the Patient Discharge Information area, and then click Submit.
  • A green box will display saying "Successful.  Admission Record Update Successful".


These screenshots and further clarification is available in the CMS EQRS Data Management Guidelines: https://mycrownweb.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/EQRS-Data-Managment-Guidelines_vFINAL508.pdf