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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Home Health Quality Reporting Update

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For this refresh, Home Health (HH) Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) measures have been updated. For additional information, please see the HH Quality Reporting Training webpage and the Home Health Data Submission Deadlines webpage. 

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CMS OASIS Technical Info Call for Software Vendors, Developers

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will host an OASIS technical informational call for Software Vendors and Developers on Tuesday, April 30, 2024. CMS strongly recommends that all HHA vendors attend this call.  This vendor call will cover topics such as: -OASIS-E1 Guidance Manual changes -OASIS-E1 Data Specifications (V3.01.0) effective January 1, 2025 […]

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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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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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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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Home Health Preview Reports Available

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Home health agencies can now access the Preview Reports and Star Rating Preview Reports for the January 2024 Care Compare refresh. For this refresh, Home Health (HH) Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) and all HH QRP claims-based measures have been updated and are now based on the standard number of quarters.  Providers have 30 days […]

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Post-Acute Care Quality Reporting Programs: iQIES Update

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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. The HH QRP claims-based measures, with the exception of PPR, have been updated for this refresh and are now based on the standard number of quarters. Due to the COVID-19 reporting exceptions, PPR continues […]

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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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Questions After the End of The PHE: What Do We Do Now?

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The COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) officially ended on May 11 and providers worked to make sure they were handling associated waivers and flexibilities appropriately. As they focused on everyday operations and regulatory requirements, some questions arose about the COVID-19 vaccination requirements and screening guidance, as well as several other topics. Each topic is discussed […]

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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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