Hospice Quality Reporting Program Quarterly Update

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the quarterly Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) Update for the first quarter of 2020.  This update reviews the HQRP reporting requirements and provides an update on the HOPE (Hospice Outcome and Patient Evaluation) instrument as well as links to HQRP information that was distributed during the…

Important Reminder: Hospice Quality Reporting Program

Beginning with the November 2019 Hospice Compare refresh, providers need to submit all HIS modification or inactivation records prior to the 4.5 month data correction deadline for public reporting for the modifications to be reflected in the corresponding HIS Provider Preview Report and Hospice Compare refresh. This means that providers will have 4.5 months following…

Hospice Provider Preview Reports Now Available

Check your report to make sure it is accurate Hospice provider preview reports and Hospice Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) Survey ® provider preview reports have been updated and are now available. These two separate reports are available in your Certification and Survey Provider Enhanced Reports (CASPER) non-validation reports folder. Hospice providers are encouraged…

Hospice CAHPS, Preview Reports and Other Updates Posted

Case-Mix Adjustment Methods for CAHPS Hospice Survey Measures Document Posted:  Updates to the Case-Mix Adjustment (CMA) Methods document which describes refinements to the CMA model, updated coefficients and means from Quarter 3 2017 for CAHPS Hospice Survey has been posted on the Scoring and Analysis page. To view or download these documents, please click HERE…

CMS Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum Notes (Feb. 28, 2018)

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) held a Home Health, Hospice and DME Open Door Forum on February 28, 2018.  A summary of the call is below. HOSPICE Electronic submission of the Notice of Election (NOE) – Several problems were identified with electronic submission of the NOE (for previous NAHC coverage click here),…

CMS Hospice Quality Updates

–NEW GUIDANCE on Updates/Corrections to Hospice Compare Demographic Data On a routine basis the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issues notices to update hospices and other stakeholders of new guidance related to various elements of the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP). In recent days, the following notices were posted online.  Of particular note…

CMS Hospice Quality Updates Issued

Include HIS Freeze Date, HQRP Update, and CAHPS Materials The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued the following updates for the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) in recent days: HIS Freeze Date: November 15.  The freeze date for the Hospice Item Set (HIS) data that will be included in quality measure calculations…