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4 New HIS Training Modules and 3rd Quarter Q&A

Posted on Sunday, October 25, 2015 3:07 PM

4 new HIS training modules are available to assist providers successfully submit their HIS admission and discharge records to the CMS. Each module provides helpful tips that include submission instructions, top 10 errors, how to access and review the hospice final validation reports, available CASPER reports and suggested uses, as well as where to locate useful technical documentation and QTSO help desk contact information. The 4 modules are listed below and can be accessed here.

  • Hospice Tech Training: HIS Data Submission (Module 1 of 4)
  • Hospice Tech Training: HIS Final Validation Report (FVR) and Top Ten Submission Errors (Module 2 of 4)
  • Hospice Tech Training: CASPER Reports for providers (Module 3 of 4)
  • Hospice Tech Training: User Guides Location and Technical Help Desk Support (Module 4 of 4)

NAHC reminded hospices that the submission of HIS records to CMS must be verified by the hospice. They’ve received some reports from hospices that submitted the HIS records, but the submissions were not received by CMS resulting in a 2% reduction in the annual payment update for the hospice. Information about a hospice’s submissions is available in CASPER and it is the hospice’s responsibility to verify that the submissions have been accepted by CMS. The Hospice Quality HIS Q&A for Third Quarter 2015 is available here. The Q&A document reflects FAQs for Hospice Item Set (HIS) related questions that were received by the Quality Help Desk during the 3rd quarter (July-September) of 2015. It also contains quarterly updates and events from the 3rd quarter as well as upcoming updates for the next quarter. Click here to read more.

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