Hospice Quality Reporting Program – Upcoming Deadline and Quarterly Update

CAHPS Hospice Survey Data Submission Deadline The data submission deadline for patients that passed away in July, August and September 2018 (Quarter 3 2018) is February 13, 2019. Hospices are accountable for ensuring their survey vendors have successfully submitted files by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on February 13, 2019.  If data is not submitted by this time, the…

Hospice Quality Notes: Updates and Reminders

CAHPS Hospice Survey Survey Instruments: The CAHPS Hospice Survey mail and telephone materials from the Quality Assurance Guidelines V 5.0 (QAG V5.0) in all approved translations have been posted to the CMS CAHPS Hospice Survey website, Survey Instruments webpage.  Survey vendors must utilize the revised CAHPS Hospice Survey materials beginning with January 2019 decedents (caregivers surveyed beginning…