Hospice Quality Reporting Program Updates

Below are some updates to be aware of in the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP): CAHPS Hospice Survey Russian Mail and Telephone Materials Posted An updated version of the CAHPS Hospice Survey Russian Mail materials and a new Russian translation of the CAHPS Hospice Survey Telephone Script have been released.  The changes must be implemented…

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…

Hospice Quality Updates

December has started with a flurry of holiday activities, and some hospice quality updates which are summarized below. Hospice Compare A refresh of Hospice Compare data was scheduled for November and the updated data was refreshed on Compare December 3, 2018. CAHPS Hospice Survey REMINDERS OF UPCOMING DEADLINES There are two December dates hospices need…

Hospice Quality Reporting Program Updates

The following Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) updates have been published online by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS): CORMAC Messages: CORMAC, a contractor with CMS, sends informational messages to Hospices on the HQRP on a quarterly basis. If you need to add or change the email addresses to which these messages are…

Hospice Quality Update: HQRP and CAHPS Training Info Posted!

August 30 Intro to HQRP Webinar Pre-Training Materials Now Available Online:  The training materials for the upcoming Introduction to the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) Webinar scheduled for Thursday, August 30, 2018, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. EDT are now available under the Downloads section of the Hospice Quality Reporting Training: Announcements and Registration webpage. Please note: …

Hospice Quality Updates:  Compare, Preview Reports, Quarterly Update, and Training Opportunities

August Hospice Compare Now Live:  The August 2018 quarterly Hospice Compare refresh is now live.  This Hospice Compare update reflects Hospice Item Set (HIS) quality measure results based on data collected Q4 2016 – Q3 2017 and Hospice Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) Survey ® results reported Q4 2015 – Q3 2017.…

Hospice Quality Update: Quarterly Freeze TODAY at 11:59 PM EDT, Forthcoming Webinars and More

HIS Freeze Date: TODAY — August 15 – at 11:59 p.m. EDT:  The freeze date for the Hospice Item Set (HIS) data that will be included in quality measure calculations for the November 2018 Hospice Compare refresh is August 15. The November refresh will include HIS data from Q1 2017 to Q4 2017 (1/1/17-12/31/17). All…

Hospice Quality Updates: August 7 Reconsideration Deadline and Training Alerts

Reminder — HQRP Reconsideration Period Deadline August 7, 2018: the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has provided notifications to hospices that were determined to be out of compliance with Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) requirements for CY 2017, which will affect their FY 2019 Annual Payment Update (APU). Non-compliance notifications were mailed by the Medicare…

Hospice Quality Updates – Quality Measure Calculation Corrected; Reports Now Available

— Also: Notices on CAHPS Submission Deadline, Exemption for Size Form Updated Hospice Quality Measure Reports Now Available:  Hospices were notified on April 13, 2018, that the Hospice-Level and Hospice Patient Stay-Level Quality Measure (QM) reports would be unavailable in the CASPER Reporting application while corrections were being made. Stays were mistakenly being included in…

Hospice Quality Reporting and CAHPS Updates Posted

HQRP Fiscal Year 2020 Requirements Fact Sheet Now Available:  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has posted a new fact sheet that outlines specific compliance requirements related to the Hospice Item Set (HIS) and Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) for the Fiscal Year 2020 reporting year (data collection period 1/1/18…