NOW AVAILABLE IN iQIES – Preview Reports and Star Rating Preview Reports for the April 2023 Refresh

For this refresh, Home Health (HH) Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) will be based on the standard number of quarters. Due to the COVID-19 reporting exceptions, the claims-based measures have been calculated excluding Q1 and Q2 2020 data from measure calculations. For additional information, please see the HH QRP COVID-19 Public Reporting Tip Sheet in…

Now Available in iQIES: Preview Reports for the February 2023 Refresh

Providers can now access the latest Provider Preview Reports via the Certification and Survey Provider Enhanced Reports (CASPER) application. Once released in CASPER, providers will have 30 days during which to review their quality measure results. Although the actual “preview period” is 30 days, the reports will continue to be available for another 30 days,…

Expanded HHVBP Model: PIPR and New Resources Available

Available in iQIES: Expanded HHVBP Model Pre-Implementation Performance Reports As the expanded HHVBP Model prepares to start the first performance year on January 1, 2023, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the November 2022 Pre-Implementation Performance Report (PIPR) to all active home health agencies (HHAs). The PIPRs provide HHAs with data on…

Home Health Quality Reporting Program: Non-Compliance Notifications

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is providing notifications to home health agencies that were determined to be out of compliance with the Home Health Quality Reporting Program (HHQRP) requirements for calendar year (CY) 2021, which will affect their calendar year (CY) 2023 Annual Payment Update (APU). Non-compliance notifications will be distributed by…

Navigating Performance Feedback Reports: Interim Performance Report (IPR) and Annual Performance Report

On October 11th from 2:00 pm ET – 3:00 pm ET, the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) Technical Assistance (TA) Team will present a live encore presentation of the August 25th webinar: Navigating Performance Feedback Reports: Interim Performance Report (IPR) and Annual Performance Report (APR). The encore presentation will contain the same content from the…

Preview Reports and Star Rating Preview Reports for the October 2022 Refresh

For this refresh, Home Health (HH) Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) will be based on the standard number of quarters. Due to the COVID-19 reporting exceptions, the claims-based measures have been calculated excluding Q1 and Q2 2020 data from measure calculations. The HH QRP claims-based quality measures will not be refreshed for the October…

Summary of the CMS Open Door Forum on June 29

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) held a Home Health, Hospice, and DME Open Door Forum on June 29, 2022. The summary of the Forum applicable to home health and hospice providers is below. HOME HEALTH CMS provided a high-level summary of the CY 2023 Home Health PPS Rule.  (See the NAHC Report…

Expanded HHVBP Model – Achievement Thresholds and Benchmarks Now Available on IQIES

The achievement thresholds and benchmarks for each quality measure in the expanded HHVBP Model are now available on the Internet Quality Improvement and Evaluation System (iQIES) portal: https://iqies.cms.gov/. The achievement thresholds and benchmarks were calculated by cohort using quality measure data for the Model baseline year, which is calendar year (CY) 2019 for the CY…

2 New HHVBP Resources Focused on Quality Measures & Improvement

To support home health agencies (HHAs) participating in the expanded Home Health Value Vased Purcahsing (HHVBP) Model, the HHVBP TA Team produced two expanded Model resources focused on quality measures and quality improvement. The on-demand video, Quality Measures Used in the Expanded HHVBP Model, provides measure-specific information on each of the quality measures included in the expanded…

Home Health Quality Update

Many health agencies have experienced problems in the iQIES system that affected how Services Provided values for their agencies were displayed on the HHA Provider Preview reports distributed in February and on Care Compare. (See NAHC Report for more information.) The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a notice about the systems transition…