Hospice Quality Reporting Update

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Providers can now access the latest Provider Preview Reports 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 period” is 30 days, the reports will continue to be available for another 30 days, […]

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Hospice Quality Reporting Program Updates

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The following updates to the resources available for the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) were recently made. 1. Help Desk Questions & Answers Quarter 1, 2024 The HQRP Help Desk responded to 88 questions the first quarter of this year.  Three questions were deemed to be newer and/or more frequent questions and are included in […]

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Hospice Quality Reporting Program Update

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The Hospice CAHPS Provider Preview Reports for the May 2024 refresh (Hospice CAHPS Survey data from Q3 2021 – Q2 2023) are delayed by two weeks and will be available on February 28, 2024. The 30-day preview period for CAHPS data will begin the same day reports become available. For additional information about how to […]

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CAHPS Hospice Preview Reports Delayed

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released the latest Provider Preview Reports. However, the Hospice CAHPS Provider Preview Reports for the May 2024 refresh (Hospice CAHPS Survey data from Q3 2021 – Q2 2023) are delayed by 2 weeks and will be available on 2/28/2024. The 30-day preview period for CAHPS data […]

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Care Compare Quarterly Refresh for February 2024

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The February 2024 quarterly refresh for the Hospice Quality Reporting Program is now available on Care Compare. For additional information, please see the FY2024 Hospice Wage Index Final Rule at https://www.cms.gov/Center/Provider-Type/Hospice-Center. Please visit the Hospice Background and Announcements webpage to review the Claims-Based Measures Questions and Answers downloadable (PDF) for more information on the Hospice Care Index (HCI) and Hospice […]

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Hospice Quality Reporting Program Update

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Providers can now access the latest Provider Preview Reports 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 period” is 30 days, the reports will continue to be available for another 30 days, or […]

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Summary of CMS Open Door Forum for Hospice

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On November 29, 2923, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) held the Home Health, Hospice, and DME Open Door Forum. Below are key updates that provided for hospice providers. (GO HERE to read the summary for home health providers.) Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) The November 2023 quarterly refresh for the HQRP is […]

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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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Post-Acute Quality Care Reporting Programs Update

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Acumen, LLC and Abt Associates Inc. (hereafter referred to as Acumen and Abt) support CMS in the development and maintenance of quality measures for the Post-Acute Care (PAC) and Hospice Quality Reporting Programs (QRPs). The PAC and Hospice QRPs aim to characterize provider performance across various dimensions of care. With the support of Acumen and […]

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Updates From the Hospice Quality Reporting Program

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Hospice providers should be aware of the following two updates in the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP): Providers can now access the latest Provider Preview Reports via their Certification and Survey Provider Enhanced Reports (CASPER) folder.  The purpose of this report is to give providers the opportunity to preview each of their HIS and claims-based […]

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Hospice Preview Reports for November 2023 Refresh Now in QIES

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Providers can now access the latest Provider Preview Reports 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 period” is 30 days, the reports will continue to be available for another 30 days, […]

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