Hospice Care Index Technical Report Released

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Abt Associates submitted the Hospice Care Index Technical Report to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The report provides context and descriptive analyses for the Hospice Care Index (HCI). The HCI is a new quality measure for the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) that will be publicly reported on Care Compare in August 2022. The measure […]

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Hospice Care Index Technical Report Released

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Abt Associates submitted the Hospice Care Index Technical Report to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The report provides context and descriptive analyses for the Hospice Care Index (HCI). The HCI is a new quality measure for the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) that will be publicly reported on Care Compare in August 2022. […]

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Summary of the CMS Open Door Forum on June 29

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During the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Home Health, Hospice, and DME Open Door Forum on June 29, 2022, CMS reminded hospices that the August refresh of Care Compare will include the two new claims-based measures – Hospice Visits in Last Days of Life and Hospice Care Index.  These measures were slated to be […]

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NEW Hospice Provider Preview Reports

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Last month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that the Hospice Visits in the Last Days of Life (HVLDL) and the Hospice Care Index (HCI) claims-based measures were not publicly displayed as planned in the May 2022 refresh. NAHC reached out to CMS about this and learned that there were technical errors […]

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NEW Hospice Provider Preview Reports

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Last month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that the Hospice Visits in the Last Days of Life (HVLDL) and the Hospice Care Index (HCI) claims-based measures were not publicly displayed as planned in the May 2022 refresh. NAHC reached out to CMS about this and learned that there were technical errors […]

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CMS Provides Quality Reporting and Other Updates in Most Recent Open Door Forum

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This article covers only the hospice portion of the most recent CMS Open Door Forum. To read about the home health portion, please see this NAHC Report article. During the most recent Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Home Health, Hospice, and DME (Durable Medicare Equipment) Open Door Forum (ODF), the following information and […]

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Hospice Quality Reporting Update for February 2, 2022

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CAHPS Star Rating CASPER toolkit HIS, HCI, HVLDL A CAHPS Hospice Survey Star Rating will be added to Care Compare for hospices with the August 2022 refresh. How the star rating is calculated, what will be publicly reported, and information about the current “dry run” and provider preview information are part of the overview.  Stay tuned […]

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Hospice Quality Reporting Update for February 2, 2022

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CAHPS Star Rating CASPER toolkit HIS, HCI, HVLDL A CAHPS Hospice Survey Star Rating will be added to Care Compare for hospices with the August 2022 refresh. How the star rating is calculated, what will be publicly reported, and information about the current “dry run” and provider preview information are part of the overview.  Stay tuned […]

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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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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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Did You Miss It? New Publicly Reported Hospice Quality Measures: Hospice Care Index & Hospice Visits in Last Days of Life

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If you missed this webinar, which aired live on November 30, you can still watch it. REGISTER Free to NAHC members! Two new claims-based measures will be publicly reported in 2022 – HCI and HVLDL.  The HCI is brand new to hospices and includes ten different indicators of performance comprising the Index.  It is a […]

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New Publicly Reported Hospice Quality Measures: Hospice Care Index & Hospice Visits in Last Days of Life

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November 30, 2021 Noon to 1:00PM Eastern REGISTER Free to NAHC members! Two new claims-based measures will be publicly reported in 2022 – HCI and HVLDL.  The HCI is brand new to hospices and includes ten different indicators of performance comprising the Index.  It is a measure that is complex and utilizes hospice claims data […]

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