Hospice Quality Reporting Update for December 18, 2019

Deadlines Approaching for the Hospice Quality Reporting Program, Hospice Provider Preview Reports Available, HOPE FAQ and HOPE Fundamentals The Participation Exemption for Size Form for the calendar year (CY) 2019 CAHPS Hospice Survey data collection and reporting requirements is available to complete and submit on the CAHPS Hospice Survey website. Hospices that served fewer than 50 survey-eligible decedents/caregivers…

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…

Hospice Quality Update: Preview Reports Available and December 13, 2018 Training Call

PREVIEW REPORTS: 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…

Recent Hospice Quality Updates and Open Door Forum Summary

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a significant number of updates related to the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (Hospice QRP) in recent days.  Additionally, information for Hospice providers presented on the November 14, 2018, Open Door Forum (ODF) focused exclusively on the Hospice QRP.   This NAHC Report article contains a listing of…

CMS Posts Hospice Quality Reporting Program Deadlines and Updates

HIS Freeze Date is November 15:  The freeze date for the Hospice Item Set (HIS) data that will be included in quality measure calculations for the February 2019 Hospice Compare refresh is November 15, 2018. The February refresh will include HIS data from Q2 2017 to Q1 2018 (4/1/17-3/31/18). All HIS records, including modifications/corrections and…

CMS Posts List of Quality Reporting-Compliant Hospices, Other Quality Updates

In recent days the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) posted the following updates related to the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (Hospice QRP): Hospice QRP APU FY 2019: Successful Facilities:  In keeping with its announced intention in the Fiscal Year 2016 Hospice Wage Index and Payment Rate Update and Hospice Quality Reporting Requirements Final Rule…

CMS Announces Hospice Quality Reporting New Engagement Opportunities and Posts Training Materials

Hospice QRP Provider Engagement Opportunities:  CMS has added future quality measure development to the Provider Engagement Opportunities webpage. This addition to the webpage will keep stakeholders informed of hospice measures that CMS has submitted to the National Quality Forum (NQF) Measure Application Process (MAP).  At this time, CMS is developing a claims-based Transitions from Hospice Care, Followed…

Hospice Quality Updates: CAHPS Deadline Reminder and FY2020 Quick Reference Guide Posted

Reminder:  CAHPS Survey Data Submission Deadline is August 8:  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a reminder that the hospice CAHPS data submission deadline for patients that passed away in January, February and March 2018 (Quarter 1 2018) is August 8, 2018. Survey vendors are responsible for successfully submitting files by 11:59 PM Eastern…

Hospice Compare Refresh, HQRP Training and more CMS Quality Updates

REGISTRATION OPEN—Hospice Quality Reporting Program Data Submission and Reporting Webinar, May 30, 2018:  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is hosting a webinar for hospice providers on Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. EDT. The focus of the webinar will be to help providers understand the reports that are available through…