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CMS Open-Door Forum Hospice Re-Cap

Posted on Monday, September 30, 2019 12:45 PM

Last week, CMS hosted an Open-Door forum that touched on many home health items, the hospice portion focused on updates and reminders the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP).  These are the highlights from that call:

PREVIEW REPORTS for the Hospice Item Set (HIS) and Hospice CAHPS Survey measure scores, which will be released as part of the forthcoming November Hospice Compare Refresh, are currently available in hospice CASPER folders.  Hospices have until October 11 to review and notify CMS of any potential errors. 

HOSPICE CAHPS:  Hospices are reminder that the next quarterly submission deadline for hospice CAHPS data is November 13.  Hospices wishing to be exempted due to the size of their care population must submit an exemption for size form by December 31.  Exemption for the 2019 reporting year is based on hospice patient/family data from 2018.  Finally, if a hospice is thinking about changing CAHPS vendors, please contact CMS directly as a first step. 

Source: NAHC


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