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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Hospice Quality Update

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In the latest hospice quality reporting program (HQRP) update the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) provides reporting reminders, shares information about updated resources and indicates it plans to convene an HQRP Forum related to the HOPE (Hospice Outcome & Patient Evaluation) instrument. Every year, CMS determines whether each Medicare-certified hospice meets the HQRP […]

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Quality Updates for Hospice

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New Consensus Based Entity, Hospice Quarterly Update See key June 30th webinar details below CONSENSUS BASED ENTITY The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that the contract for the consensus-based entity (CBE) for performance measurement was awarded to Battelle and the contract with the National Quality Forum (NQF) for this work has […]

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Quality Updates for Hospice

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New Consensus Based Entity, Hospice Quarterly Update See key June 30th webinar details below CONSENSUS BASED ENTITY The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that the contract for the consensus-based entity (CBE) for performance measurement was awarded to Battelle and the contract with the National Quality Forum (NQF) for this work has […]

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Quality Updates for Home Health & Hospice

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New Consensus Based Entity, Hospice Quarterly Update and Home Health CAHPS Star Rating Preview Reports See key June 30th webinar details below CONSENSUS BASED ENTITY The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that the contract for the consensus-based entity (CBE) for performance measurement was awarded to Battelle and the contract with the […]

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CMS Open Door Forum Updates for Home Health, Hospice

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Read on for NAHC’s exclusive analysis of the latest Open Door Forum from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), held on Wednesday, April 19, 2023. HOME HEALTH Home Health Care Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HHCAHPS) April 1, 2023, begins the new data collection period for the HHCAHPs. The period runs […]

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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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CMS Provides HQRP Updates During September Forum

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On September 28, 2022, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) hosted a Forum on the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) which, for the most part, provided a review of information published in the FY2023 Hospice Final Rule and recent public reporting activity. Of note were comments regarding status of the Hospice Outcomes & […]

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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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ATTENTION Hospices! Opportunity Available to be part of the HOPE Beta Testing

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and their contractor, Abt Associates, are recruiting additional Medicare-certified hospice providers to participate in a beta test of the draft hospice patient assessment instrument called Hospice Outcomes & Patient Evaluation (HOPE). Recruitment is ongoing and training will occur on a rolling basis. Data collection begins when training is […]

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ATTENTION Hospices! Opportunity Available to be part of the HOPE Beta Testing

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and their contractor, Abt Associates, are recruiting additional Medicare-certified hospice providers to participate in a beta test of the draft hospice patient assessment instrument called Hospice Outcomes & Patient Evaluation (HOPE). Recruitment is ongoing and training will occur on a rolling basis. Data collection begins when training is […]

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ATTENTION Hospices! Opportunity Available to be part of the HOPE Beta Testing

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and their contractor, Abt Associates, are recruiting additional Medicare-certified hospice providers to participate in a beta test of the draft hospice patient assessment instrument called Hospice Outcomes & Patient Evaluation (HOPE). Recruitment is ongoing and training will occur on a rolling basis. Data collection begins when training is […]

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