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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Draft OASIS-E1 Instrument Now Available

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently posted the draft OASIS-E1 All Items instrument, scheduled for an effective date of January 1, 2025. The accompanying OASIS-E1 Manual will be released at a later date. An Office of Management and Budget (OMB) number and the information collection timeframe estimate are yet to be assigned.  The […]

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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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CMS Offers Virtual OASIS-E Training

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering a virtual training program that provides instruction on the guidance for the Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS)-E. This training is part of a comprehensive strategy to ensure home health providers have access to the educational materials necessary to promote understanding and compliance with changes […]

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Preview Reports and Star Rating Preview Reports for the October 2022 Refresh

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For this refresh, Home Health (HH) Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) will be based on the standard number of quarters. Due to the COVID-19 reporting exceptions, the claims-based measures have been calculated excluding Q1 and Q2 2020 data from measure calculations. The HH QRP claims-based quality measures will not be refreshed for the October […]

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Home Health Quality Reporting Update

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The January 2022 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) measure scores are based on three quarters of OASIS assessment data, due to the temporary exception to the HH Quality Reporting Program (QRP) data submission requirements in […]

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CMS Updated Quality Reporting in the Open Door Forum

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) provided some important quality updates in the Tuesday, December 14 Home Health, Hospice, and DME (Durable Medicare Equipment) Open Door Forum (ODF). What follows is a detailed summary of those updates from a NAHC staffer who monitored the call. HOME HEALTH QUALITY REPORTING PROGRAM UPDATES The reconsideration […]

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Home Health Quality Reporting: Non-Compliance Letters for CY2022 APU

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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 Quality Reporting Program (QRP) requirements for CY 2020, which will affect their CY 2022 Annual Payment Update (APU). Non-compliance notifications are being distributed by the Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) and were […]

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Quality Reporting Programs, Payment Update Rules Covered by CMS Open Door Forum

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  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) held a Home Health, Hospice, & DME Open Door Forum on August 26, 2021.  A summary of the contents for home health and hospice is below. We begin with hospice. HOSPICE CMS shared some of the FY2022 Hospice Payment Policy final rule provisions.  A detailed summary […]

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New CMS Webinar: Home Health QRP OASIS Interim Guidance

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) invites Home Health providers to listen to the Home Health Quality Reports Program’s OASIS Interim Guidance Webinar. In an effort to provide an overview of important OASIS data collection clarifications, CMS has developed this webinar to highlight some of the more significant OASIS guidance refinements that have […]

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The Home Health Quality Reporting Program Part of the FY2022 Hospice Payment Rule

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Don’t miss the NAHC webinar on the FY2022 Hospice Payment Rule! REGISTER NOW! To read the NAHC analysis of the FY2022 Hospice Payment Rule, GO HERE: CMS FY2022 Hospice Payment Rule Proposes Big Quality Reporting Program Changes Due to the importance of the FY2022 Hospice Payment Rule and the changes proposed within it, NAHC has scheduled a […]

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CMS Offers New Home Health Quality Reporting Web-Based Training Courses

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering two web-based training courses. The first course provides a high-level overview of how data elements within CMS patient/resident assessment instruments are used to construct quality measures (QMs) across post-acute care (PAC) settings. The PAC settings included are those covered under the Centers for Medicare & […]

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