Hospice Quality Reporting Program Update for September 3, 2021

On August 31 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) hosted a webinar on what hospices need to know from the FY2022 hospice final rule. The presentation covered the key changes made to the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) through the final rule, including: Removal of the seven individual Hospice Item Set (HIS) process…

Hospice Item Set and Manual Updated, 2020 Hospice Technical Expert Panel Report Posted

The final Hospice Item Set (HIS) Manual V3.00 is now available, as is the updated HIS-Admission and HIS-Discharge documents. The updates to the HIS Manual and HIS-Discharge instrument reflect the removal of Section O and associated measures.  The HIS-Admission instrument was updated to reflect the current reporting year dates.  These changes were made to accommodate…

Future Quality Measures for Home Health and Hospice

The final recommendations for quality Measures Under Consideration (MUC) from the National Quality Forum (NQF) Measures Application Partnership (MAP) have been posted and they include one measure for hospice and one for home health. Both received Conditional Support for Rulemaking from MAP. MUC for the home health quality reporting program (HH QRP) and the hospice…