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…

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…

Hospice Quality Reporting Program Update

HOSPICE ITEM SET (HIS) AND HOPE INSTRUMENT Recruitment Announcement – Alpha Test for the Hospice Outcomes & Patient Evaluation (HOPE) assessment instrument Abt Associates is currently recruiting hospice providers to participate in a field test (called an alpha test) of the new hospice patient assessment instrument, titled Hospice Outcomes & Patient Evaluation (HOPE). Data collection…

CMS Webinar to Provide Compliance Overview for Hospice

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will host a new webinar for Medicare-certified hospice providers to provide an overview on Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) requirements. The webinar, Success with the HQRP: Putting the Pieces Together to Meet Compliance, will air on Thursday, November 14, 2019 from 2:00 to 3:00 PM ET. REGISTER…

CMS Open Door Forum on Hospice Outcomes & Patient Evaluation Tool

The Center for Clinical Standards and Quality (CCSQ) at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will hold a Special Open Door Forum on developing a hospice patient assessment tool, now called CMS. This ODF will be a status update on HOPE. The ODF will take place on Thursday, September 12, 2019 from 2:00…

Hospice Provider Preview Reports Now Available

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 to review their Hospice Item Set (HIS) quality measure results…

New CMS Webinar on how to Ensure Your Agency’s Hospice Compare Data is Accurate

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will be hosting a webinar on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. ET. The primary purpose of the webinar is to increase providers’ awareness of how to use the new Review and Correct Report to verify the data displayed on the Hospice Compare website…

Hospice Quality Reporting Program Updates

Below are important updates related to the hospice quality reporting program (HQRP).  Topics include: Preview reports Post-training materials for the January 23, 2019 HQRP training webinar CAHPS Hospice Survey results available on Hospice Compare CAHPS Hospice Survey response rates Case-Mix adjustment methods for CAHPS Hospice Survey measures CAHPS Hospice Survey state scores and national percentiles…

CMS Updates Providers on PDGM and Quality Reporting Program

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) held a Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum yesterday where CMS representatives provided information on the new Home Health Patient Driven Grouping Model (PDGM), the home health quality reporting program and the Hospice Quality Reporting Program.  A summary of the information shared is below. Home…

Quality Measures Under Consideration

As reported in NAHC Report  on November 30, 2018 and December 10, 2018, 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 home health measures and one hospice measure.  On December…