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Important Reminder: Hospice Quality Reporting Program

Posted on Monday, January 13, 2020 12:47 PM

Starting with the November 2019 Hospice Compare refresh, providers will need to submit all HIS modification or inactivation records prior to the 4.5-month data correction deadline for public reporting for the modifications to be reflected in the corresponding HIS Provider Preview Report and Hospice Compare refresh.

Providers will have 4.5 months following the end of each calendar year (CY) quarter to review and correct their HIS records with target dates in that quarter for public reporting. After this has passed, HIS data from that calendar quarter will be permanently frozen for the purposes of public reporting. Updates made after the correction deadline will not appear in any subsequent Hospice Compare refresh. This policy is at the HIS record-level, meaning a patient’s HIS-Admission and HIS-Discharge records may have different data correction deadlines.

Modification and Inactivation requests will continue to be permitted for up to 24 months from the record target date. HIS data that are modified after the 4.5-month data correction deadline for public reporting will not appear on Hospice Compare.

Hospice should be doing the following between January 1, 2020 and May 15, 2020:

  • Use CASPER QM Reports to identify missing records or any incorrect HIS information.
  • For any identified error, submit an HIS modification or inactivation request and have this request accepted by the QIES ASAP system before May 15, 2020 for records in Quarter 4 2019 (October 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019).

Source: NAHC Report


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