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CMS Releases List of Potential Future Quality Measures

Posted on Thursday, December 6, 2018 1:11 AM

Recently, CMS posted the 2018 list of Measures Under Consideration for future use in the home health quality reporting program (HH QRP) and the hospice quality reporting program (HQRP).  The list is released annually, and there is an opportunity for stakeholder comment now through December 6, 2018.

There is one measure on the list for the HQRP and two for the HH QRP.  Please see a summary of these measures below. 

MUC ID: MUC18-101

Measure Title: Transitions from Hospice Care, Followed by Death or Acute Care

Description: This measure will estimate the risk-adjusted rate of transitions from hospice care, followed by death within 30 days or acute care use within 7 days. The measure is risk adjusted to “level the playing field” to allow comparison based on patients with similar characteristics between hospices. The goal of this risk-adjusted measure is to identify

hospices that have notably higher rates of negative outcomes, including patient death or acute care following live discharges, when compared to their peers.

MUC ID: MUC18-131

Measure Title: Transfer of Health Information to Provider – Post Acute+9 Care

Description:  Home health quality episodes with an OASIS discharge/transfer assessment indicating a current reconciled medication list was provided to the subsequent provider at the time of discharge/transfer to the following: Short-term general hospital, SNF, intermediate care, home under care of another organized home health service organization or hospice, hospice in an institutional facility, a swing bed, IRF, LTCH, Medicaid nursing facility, inpatient psychiatric facility or critical access hospital.

MUC ID: MUC18-135

Measure Title: Transfer of Health Information to Patient—Post Acute Care

Description: Home health quality episodes with an OASIS discharge/transfer assessment indicating a current reconciled medication list was provided to the patient, family and/or caregiver at the time of discharge/transfer to the following settings only: private home/apartment, board/care, assisted living, group home, transitional living or home under care of organized home health service organization or hospice.

Source: NAHC

 

 

 


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