CAHPS Hospice Survey Data Submission Deadline

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is granting exceptions to the hospice quality reporting program (see previous NAHC Report coverage), including the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) hospice survey data for 4Q 2019, meaning patients who passed away between October 1 and December 31, 2019. Hospices wishing to voluntarily submit their…

Update: CMS Announces Quality Reporting Program Relief

As previously reported, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced some quality reporting program relief for providers last week.  For both home health and hospice there are some data that do not need to be submitted, and there were some outstanding questions on exactly what the relief covered.  Over this past weekend CMS…

CMS Signals Intent to Study Web-based Administration of CAHPS Surveys

On January 31, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published notice in the Federal Register requesting input on plans for Testing of a Web Survey Design and Administration for CMS Experience of Care Surveys.  The request provides the opportunity for public comment on any burden that might be associated with CMS’ plans to…