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Hospice Quality Updates and Deadline Reminders

Posted on Sunday, August 7, 2016 6:40 PM

CMS posted several new and updated resources online related to the Hospice Item Set (HIS). 

May 10 Hospice QRP Webinar -- Post-Training Materials Available includes the following:
• HQRP submission requirements including the HIS- related and Hospice CAHPS requirements
• Provides information on how to download and use the Hospice Final Validation Reports and other Certification And Survey Provider Enhanced Reports (CASPER)
• Assists providers in understanding how to interpret error messages and correct errors
• Includes a demonstration of the Quality Improvement and Evaluation System (QIES) Assessment Submission and Processing (ASAP) system

Hospice Item Set (HIS) Notices include the following:
• Question and Answer (Q+A) Document for the Second Quarter of 2016 Now Available
• Timeliness Compliance Threshold Fact Sheet
• Latest Version HQRP QM User’s Manual

Hospice CAHPS Notices include the following:
2016 CAHPS Hospice Survey Training: The 2016 CAHPS Hospice Survey Training will be conducted on September 28, 2016 (www.hospicecahpssurvey.org)
REMINDER: CAHPS Hospice Survey Participation Exemption for Size Form Deadline is August 10! The deadline for survey vendors to submit the Exemption for Size Form is August 10, 2016
REMINDER: CAHPS Hospice Survey Quarter 1 2016 Data Submission Deadline is August 10! The deadline for survey vendors to submit CAHPS Hospice Survey Quarter 1 2016 data is August 10, 2016

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