CMS Posts Hospice CAHPS Updates Online
Posted on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 10:02 AMCMS has posted the following announcements to its Hospice CAHPS WHAT'S NEW web page. Click here to see them. CAHPS Hospice Survey XML File Specification Version 1.1 Now Available (07/01/2015) The CAHPS Hospice Survey XML File Specification Version 1.1 (V1.1) is now available for download. The XML File Specification V1.1 will replace V1.0 and apply to data collected beginning with January 1, 2015 decedents/caregivers (Quarter 1 2015) and forward. Please click here for access. Updates have been made to the CAHPS Hospice Survey Quality Assurance Guidelines V1.0 Technical Corrections and Clarifications Document (07/01/2015) An updated CAHPS Hospice Survey technical corrections and clarifications to the CAHPS Hospice Survey Quality Assurance Guidelines V1.0 document is now available. This document may be accessed by clicking here. Following is a list of the new technical corrections and clarifications included in this document:
- Addition of “Final Survey Status” code “13 – Non-response: Incomplete Decedent Name” definition and description of lag time
- Addition of “Final Survey Status” code “14 – Ineligible: Institutionalized” definition and description of lag time
- Revision of survey file naming convention
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