Quality Reporting Program Tip Sheets and Training and Education Resources

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that the COVID-19 PR Tip Sheets are now available for the home health quality reporting program (HH QRP) and the hospice quality reporting program (HQRP). The purpose of the tip sheets is to help providers understand the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) public…

Corrected Provider Preview, Star Rating Preview Reports Reposted & NOW AVAILABLE: Updated Quarterly OASIS Q&A

Home Health Agency Provider Preview Reports and the Quality of Patient Care Star Rating Preview Reports that were posted previously on June 25, 2020 contained an error. The previous reports contained the HHA observed values instead of the risk adjusted values. The reports have been corrected and are now available. You can find both reports…

CMS Issues Home Health Quality Reporting Program Tip Sheet

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has issued a Home Health Quality Reporting Program(QRP) tip sheet that outlines the quality reporting requirements for home health agencies (HHA) related to the current public health emergency.  On March 27, 2020, CMS announced temporary relief for HHAs and other providers in QRPs in response to COVID-19 PHE.…

Quality Reporting Relief Only Through 2Q 2020

Last week NAHC reported on the Home Health Quality Reporting Program (HHQRP) and Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) relieve. There was a question about whether the relief extended through 3Q 2020 or only through 2Q 2020. NAHC received confirmation from CMS late yesterday that the relief extends only through 2Q 2020. Below are the dates…

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…

New CMS Open Door Forum to Focus on PDGM, Hospice Compare & More

The next Open Door Forum hosted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will focus on hot topics like the Patient Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), Hospice Compare, home health and hospice quality reporting updates, and a lot more. The next Open Door Forum will take place on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 from 2:00…

Future Home Health and Hospice Quality Measures Under Consideration

As was previously reported, the list of quality Measures Under Consideration (MUC) for the home health quality reporting program (HH QRP) and the hospice quality reporting program (HQRP) were  released and NAHC submitted comments concerning the two measures, one for each program.  On December 18, 2019, the Measures Application Partnership (MAP) released its 2019-2020 Preliminary…

Home Health Quality Reporting Program Updates

OASIS Considerations for Medicare PDGM Patients The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has posted resource, OASIS Considerations for Medicare PDGM Patients, to assist agencies with OASIS considerations during the PPS-to-Patient Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) transition. This document provides guidance to providers on how to correctly complete the M0090 Date Assessment Completed for patients starts…

CMS Releases List of Potential Future Quality Measures

The National Quality Forum (NQF) recently posted the list of Measures Under Consideration  (MUC) for future use in the hospice quality reporting program (HQRP) and the home health quality reporting program (HH QRP). The list is released annually, and there is an opportunity for stakeholder comment. In fact, comments are due next week – November…

Quality Reporting Updates for Home Health Providers

The Quarterly OASIS Q&As for July 2019 are available here. NAHC previously reported that the Provider Preview Reports and the Star Rating Preview Reports were available in home health agencies’ CASPER folder.  Both of these reports have been recently updated by CMS.  The Provider Preview Reports posted for the October 2019 refresh have been corrected…