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CMS Posts Hospice CAHPS Updates Online

Posted on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 10:02 AM

CMS 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
Removal of references related to the XML File Specification V1.0 REMINDER: Participation Exemption for Size Form Deadline Approaching (07/01/2015) The deadline for eligible hospices to request an exemption from calendar year (CY) 2015 data collection and reporting requirements is August 12, 2015. Click here to view the Participation Exemption for Size process or to complete the form. Click here to read more from NAHC.

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