Deadline Approaching for CAHPS Hospice Survey Exemption

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The Participation Exemption for Size Form for the calendar year (CY) 2023 CAHPS Hospice Survey data collection and reporting requirements must be completed and submitted by December 31, 2023. Hospices that served fewer than 50 survey-eligible decedents/caregivers from January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022 [or from assignment of CCN]) can apply for an exemption from participation in the […]

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Hospice Quality Reporting Program Update

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Below are updates regarding the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) that were recently posted: Quarterly Q&A The HQRP Quarterly Q&A for Q1 2023 is now available. This Q&A includes selected questions received by the Hospice Quality Help Desk during the first quarter of 2023 (January 1 to March 31). There are a handful of questions […]

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CAHPS Hospice Survey Participation Exemption for Size Form Now Available

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The Participation Exemption for Size Form for the calendar year (CY) 2023 CAHPS Hospice Survey data collection and reporting requirements is now available. Hospices that served fewer than 50 survey-eligible decedents/caregivers from January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022 [or from assignment of CCN]) can apply for an exemption from participation in the CAHPS Hospice Survey for CY 2023. […]

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CAHPS Hospice Survey Deadline Approaching and New Materials Available

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Hospices that have served fewer than 50 survey-eligible decedents/caregivers in calendar year (CY) 2021 (January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021) can apply for an exemption from participation in the CAHPS Hospice Survey for CY 2022.  The deadline to apply is December 31, 2022. The Participation Exemption for Size Form for the CY 2022 needs to be […]

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CMS Open Door Forum Updates Home Health & Hospice Providers

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) held a Home Health, Hospice, and DME Open Door Forum on November 9, 2022. What follows is a summary of the relevant ODF content for home health and hospice providers. HOME HEALTH CMS began the Forum with a summary of the CY 2023 Home Health Prospective Payment […]

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Hospice Provider Preview Reports and CAHPS Hospice Survey Update

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PROVIDER PREVIEW REPORTS Hospice data in Care Compare will be refreshed in November.  Hospices can now access the Provider Preview Reports for this refresh 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 […]

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CMS Sets Hospice Payment Update at 3.8 Percent FY2023

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Finalizes Mitigation Policy for Significant Wage Index Losses Responds to Comments on the Hospice Quality Reporting Program, Special Focus Program, and Requests for Information Look for a NAHC webinar on the FY2023 Hospice Payment Update in the coming days! On Wednesday, July 27, 2022, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued Medicare Program; FY […]

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CMS Sets Hospice Payment Update at 3.8 Percent FY2023

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Finalizes Mitigation Policy for Significant Wage Index Losses Responds to Comments on the Hospice Quality Reporting Program, Special Focus Program, and Requests for Information Look for a NAHC webinar on the FY2023 Hospice Payment Update in the coming days! On Wednesday, July 27, 2022, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued Medicare Program; FY […]

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CMS Sets Hospice Payment Update at 3.8 Percent FY2023

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Finalizes Mitigation Policy for Significant Wage Index Losses Responds to Comments on the Hospice Quality Reporting Program, Special Focus Program, and Requests for Information Look for a NAHC webinar on the FY2023 Hospice Payment Update in the coming days! On Wednesday, July 27, 2022, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued Medicare Program; FY […]

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CAHPS Hospice Survey Participation Exemption

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The Participation Exemption for Size Form for the calendar year (CY) 2022 CAHPS Hospice Survey data collection and reporting requirements is now available. Hospices that served fewer than 50 survey-eligible decedents/caregivers in CY 2021 (January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021 [or from assignment of CCN]) can apply for an exemption from participation in the CAHPS Hospice Survey for CY 2022. […]

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CAHPS Hospice Survey Participation Exemption

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The Participation Exemption for Size Form for the calendar year (CY) 2022 CAHPS Hospice Survey data collection and reporting requirements is now available. Hospices that served fewer than 50 survey-eligible decedents/caregivers in CY 2021 (January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021 [or from assignment of CCN]) can apply for an exemption from participation in the CAHPS Hospice Survey for […]

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Hospice Star Rating, Updated HCI Provider Preview Reports, and HQRP Tip Sheets

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A Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) webinar on the CAHPS hospice star rating on December 16, 2021 revealed additional detail about the rating, which will be publicly reported on Care Compare beginning in August 2022. CMS is calling this star rating the “Family Caregiver Survey Rating Summary Star” and it will range from […]

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