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CMS Seeks Input on Draft Measure for Transitions from Hospice Care, Followed by Death or Acute Care

Posted on Thursday, March 29, 2018 8:18 PM

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has contracted with RTI International to develop quality measures for the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP). The purpose of the project is to supplement the existing HQRP measure set, which includes quality measures based on the Hospice Item Set (HIS) and the Hospice Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®), with measures that address additional identified gaps in hospice quality measurement.

As part of its measure development process, CMS requests interested parties to submit comments on candidate measures that may be suitable for this project. CMS will accept comments from March 27 through April 25, 2018.

The measure currently under development, Transitions from Hospice Care, Followed by Death or Acute Care, uses Medicare fee for service claims data to assess potentially concerning patterns of care post-hospice discharge.

Send your comments to HQRPTransitions@rti.org.

Click here for the CMS draft of the measure.

Source: NAHC

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