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Hospice Quality Update

Posted on Monday, October 28, 2019 11:49 AM

Annually, CMS issues a list of hospices that have successfully met the quality reporting requirements.  They are on the list if they have submitted 90% of HIS records within 30 days of the qualifying event and the hospice’s third-party vendor submitted CAHPS survey data quarterly.  That list can be found here. Going forward, CMS will apply a 2% payment penalty for FY2020 to hospices not meeting these reporting criteria for the calendar year 2018 reporting period.

The Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) Quarterly Update is also available.  Beginning October 1, 2019, CMS’ policy for HIS patient record submission will be changed to 24 months from the target date. The change applies to new, modified, and inactivated records. However, the date by which providers modify or inactivate HIS records affects what data is reported on Hospice Compare.

Source: NAHC Report

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