Hospice Quality Reporting Update

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Providers can now access the latest Provider Preview Reports via the Certification and Survey Provider Enhanced Reports (CASPER) application. Once released in CASPER, providers will have 30 days during which to review their quality measure results.  Although the actual “preview period” is 30 days, the reports will continue to be available for another 30 days, […]

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Hospice Quality Reporting Program Updates

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The following updates to the resources available for the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) were recently made. 1. Help Desk Questions & Answers Quarter 1, 2024 The HQRP Help Desk responded to 88 questions the first quarter of this year.  Three questions were deemed to be newer and/or more frequent questions and are included in […]

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CMS Issue Revised OASIS E1

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On May 3, 2024, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a second draft of the Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) E1. The first OASIS E1 draft was issued on January 3, 2024. CMS did not provide an explanation for the OASISS E1 rerelease, but it was assumed that there were revisions […]

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TODAY! Spotlight on Hospice Quality: Essential Outcomes and Strategies for Success

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In today’s evolving health care landscape, hospice providers are under increased scrutiny, with CMS signaling ongoing and increasing oversight and program evaluation. Understanding and optimizing hospice outcomes are pivotal for agencies, impacting everything from operational efficiency to public perception. Moreover, the implementation of the Hospice Special Focus Program (SFP) adds a layer of importance to […]

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Acting on the CMS National Quality Strategy

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Quality in Motion: Acting on the CMS National Quality Strategy is the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid’s (CMS) latest update to the 2022 National Quality Strategy, which was launched to improve the quality and safety of health care for everyone, focusing on those from underserved and under-resourced communities. In the action plan, you will learn […]

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Care Compare Quarterly Refresh – April 2024

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The April 2024 quarterly refresh for the Home Health Quality Reporting Program is now available on Care Compare. For this refresh, Home Health (HH) Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) will be based on the standard number of quarters. For additional information on the COVID-19 public health emergency’s impact on public reporting, please see the HH QRP […]

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CMS Releases Updates to HCBS Quality Measures

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On Thursday, April 11, CMS released three items relevant to quality measurement in Home and Community-Based Services. These include: A CMCS Informational Bulletin that updates the existing HCBS Quality Dataset. The HCBS Quality Dataset, first implemented in 2022, is a set of national measures that is voluntary for state Medicaid agencies to collect and report. […]

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Spotlight on Hospice Quality: Essential Outcomes and Strategies for Success

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In today’s evolving healthcare landscape, hospice providers are under increased scrutiny, with CMS signaling ongoing and increasing oversight and program evaluation. Understanding and optimizing hospice outcomes are pivotal for agencies, impacting everything from operational efficiency to public perception. Moreover, the implementation of the Hospice Special Focus Program (SFP) adds a layer of importance to achieving […]

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Spotlight on Hospice Quality: Essential Outcomes and Strategies for Success

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In today’s evolving healthcare landscape, hospice providers are under increased scrutiny, with CMS signaling ongoing and increasing oversight and program evaluation. Understanding and optimizing hospice outcomes are pivotal for agencies, impacting everything from operational efficiency to public perception. Moreover, the implementation of the Hospice Special Focus Program (SFP) adds a layer of importance to achieving […]

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Spotlight on Hospice Quality: Essential Outcomes and Strategies for Success

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In today’s evolving healthcare landscape, hospice providers are under increased scrutiny, with CMS signaling ongoing and increasing oversight and program evaluation. Understanding and optimizing hospice outcomes are pivotal for agencies, impacting everything from operational efficiency to public perception. Moreover, the implementation of the Hospice Special Focus Program (SFP) adds a layer of importance to achieving […]

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Care Compare Quarterly Refresh for February 2024

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The February 2024 quarterly refresh for the Hospice Quality Reporting Program is now available on Care Compare. For additional information, please see the FY2024 Hospice Wage Index Final Rule at https://www.cms.gov/Center/Provider-Type/Hospice-Center. Please visit the Hospice Background and Announcements webpage to review the Claims-Based Measures Questions and Answers downloadable (PDF) for more information on the Hospice Care Index (HCI) and Hospice […]

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