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…

Hospice Quality Updates

In recent days there have been a number of developments related to hospice quality.  Announcements by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) detailed below relate to the following: The availability of preview reports for the Winter Hospice Compare Refresh (including hospice HIS and CAHPS scores) Placement of a notice on the Hospice Compare…

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…

Hospice Quality Updates for November 7, 2017

Forthcoming HIS data freeze, CAHPS quarter 2 deadline, HQRP reference guide, and California wildfires exceptions/exemptions WINTER Hospice Compare HIS Data 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 2018 Hospice Compare refresh is November 15, 2017. The…

Hospice Quality Updates and Reminders

In recent weeks the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a number of hospice quality reporting-related notices.  The following are the most recent updates, followed by reminders and forthcoming deadlines. UPDATES Hospice QRP APU FY 2018: Successful Facilities:  Starting with 2016, CMS is publishing a list of Hospice providers who successfully met…