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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Hospice Quality Reporting Program 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, or […]

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Next CMS Open Door Forum is Thursday

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The next Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum is scheduled for Thursday, February 22, 2024, PM at 3:30 PM- 4:30 PM Eastern Time (ET). Please log on at least 15 minutes prior to the forum start time. **This Agenda is Subject to Change** Chair – Brian Slater, Center for Medicare, CMS Co-Chair- Kelly […]

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Post-Acute Quality Reporting Program Udpate

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For this refresh, Home Health (HH) Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) measures have been updated. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has many sources of information about Home Health Quality Reporting Program (HH QRP) for stakeholders including: The Quality Assessment Only (QAO) performance requirement for the home health annual performance update (APU) […]

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Next CMS Open Door Forum is Tomorrow!

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The next Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum is scheduled for Wednesday, January 10, 2024, PM at 2:00 PM-3:00 PM Eastern Time (ET). Please log on at least 15 minutes prior to the forum start time. **This Agenda is Subject to Change** Chair – Brian Slater, Center for Medicare, CMS Co-Chair- Kelly Vontran, […]

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Post-Acute Quality Reporting Program Updates

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On November 16, 2023, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) hosted a live Q&A session about the CMS Health Equity Confidential Feedback Reports for post-acute care (PAC) providers in the Home Health setting, which were released in October 2023. The PAC Health Equity Confidential Feedback Reports stratified the Discharge to Community and Medicare […]

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CMS Releases Hospice Quality Reporting Program Report

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) has been developing a new Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) data collection tool – HOPE (Hospice Outcomes & Patient Evaluation).  The HOPE is a standardized assessment instrument that hospices would use as part of the comprehensive assessment process to collect clinical and demographic patient data that is submitted […]

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Evaluating Quality Outcomes and Star Ratings

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Value Based Care is here to stay and ensuring your quality outcomes and star ratings reflect the care your organization provides will be critical to your agency’s success now and in the future.  Join this session to take a deeper look into how these outcomes are calculated by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services […]

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Care Compare Quarterly Refresh for October 2023

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The October 2023 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. The HH QRP claims-based measures have been updated for this refresh and, with the exception of PPR, […]

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Help Improve Home Health, Hospice Patient & Family Satisfaction

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NAHC and BerryDunn have announced the launch of a research study and quality improvement project aimed at helping home health and hospice agencies improve patient and family satisfaction. The Patient and Family Satisfaction Quality Improvement Project will be led by BerryDunn’s team of home health and hospice researchers and consists of two phases. The first is […]

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Notice of Non-Compliance Related to Annual Payment Update

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is providing notifications to home health agencies that were determined to be out of compliance with the Home Health Quality Reporting Program (HHQRP) requirements for calendar year (CY) 2022, which will affect their calendar year (CY) 2024 Annual Payment Update (APU). Non-compliance notifications will be distributed by […]

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iQIES Update

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For this refresh, Home Health (HH) Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) and all Home Health Quality Reporting Program (HH QRP) claims-based measures have been updated and are now based on the standard number of quarters. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is offering a 3-minute, animated explainer video, BIMS and BIMS Summary Score: Stopping […]

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