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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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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HHAs Inaccurately Report Falls with Major Injury

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On September 5, 2023, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) issued a report showing that home health agencies (HHAs)failed to report over half of falls with major injury and hospitalization among their Medicare patients. Fifty-five percent of falls we identified in Medicare claims were not reported in associated Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) […]

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Post-Acute Care Quality Reporting Programs : Care Compare Quarterly Refresh for July 2023

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The July 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. For additional information on the COVID-19 public health emergency’s impact on public reporting, please see the HH QRP […]

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Care Compare Quarterly Refresh for April 2023

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has made the April 2023 quarterly refresh for the Home Health Quality Reporting Program available on the Care Compare webpage. 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 […]

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Hospice Survey Process Revised

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The long-awaited revised hospice survey process is now available via a recent Quality, Safety & Oversight (QSO) Group memo, QSO-23-08-HOSPICE. The memo updates Appendix M of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) State Operations Manual which lays out the hospice survey process and the interpretive guidelines surveyors use to assess a hospice’s compliance […]

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January Care Compare Refresh and Tip Sheet

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The January 2023 quarterly refresh for the Home Health Quality Reporting Program is 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. CMS issued a third HH QRP COVID-19 Public Reporting Tip Sheet to addresses the impact the public health […]

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Hospice Quality Reporting Program CY2022 Fourth Quarter Update

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The Q4 2022 Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) Update has been posted to the HQRP Requirements and Best Practices webpage. As a reminder, the HQRP Quarterly Update will no longer be posted.  Instead, it will be distributed via email and providers can sign up for the quarterly informational emails at QRPHelp@swingtech.com Also, a reminder that […]

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Preview Reports for Home Health CAHPS Survey Including Star Ratings Now Available

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In January 2023 Care Compare will be updated with the Home Health CAHPS (HH CAHPS) Survey results from Q3, 2021 – Q2, 2022. The update will include the corresponding HH CAHPS Survey Star Ratings. Agencies with 40 or more completed surveys during the four quarters for this period will have their results displayed in Care […]

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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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CMS Open Door Forum Summary: Hospice

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) held a Home Health, Hospice, and DME Open Door Forum on September 21, 2022. The summary of the Forum applicable to hospice providers is below. Care Compare CMS staff focused on updates to the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) as part of the September Open Door Forum.  […]

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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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