CMS Proposes to Test New Mode for HHCAHPs and Shortened Survey Tool

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has submitted a proposal to conduct a mode experiment to test the effects of a web-based mode on response rates and scores, to the Office of Management and Budget. The CMS proposal, an information collection request titled The Home Health Care CAHPS┬« Survey (HHCAHPS) Mode Experiment, would…

CMS Seeks Input on Draft Measure for Transitions from Hospice Care, Followed by Death or Acute Care

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has contracted with RTI International to develop quality measures for the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP). The purpose of this project is to supplement the existing HQRP measure set, which includes quality measures based on the Hospice Item Set (HIS) and the Hospice Consumer Assessment of Healthcare…

CMS Seeks Comments on New Home Health Quality Measure

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has contracted with RTI International and Abt Associates to further develop a cross-setting post-acute care transfer of health information and care preferences quality measure, as mandated in the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act (IMPACT Act). As part of its measure development process, CMS encourages the public…