CMS Releases Updates to HCBS Quality Measures

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On Thursday, April 11, CMS released three items relevant to quality measurement in Home and Community-Based Services. These include: A CMCS Informational Bulletin that updates the existing HCBS Quality Dataset. The HCBS Quality Dataset, first implemented in 2022, is a set of national measures that is voluntary for state Medicaid agencies to collect and report. […]

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Evaluating Quality Outcomes and Star Ratings

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Value Based Care is here to stay and ensuring your quality outcomes and star ratings reflect the care your organization provides will be critical to your agency’s success now and in the future.  Join this session to take a deeper look into how these outcomes are calculated by CMS and learn some balanced operational strategies […]

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Evaluating Quality Outcomes and Star Ratings

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Value Based Care is here to stay and ensuring your quality outcomes and star ratings reflect the care your organization provides will be critical to your agency’s success now and in the future. Join this session to take a deeper look into how these outcomes are calculated by CMS and learn some balanced operational strategies you […]

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Rapid Competency in Quality Improvement: A CMS-Sponsored Information Session for Home Health Agencies

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NAHC strongly recommends home health professionals consider attending a new the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) webinar to learn about a new generation of training modules, facilitated by CMS that will help facilitate proficiency among nurses and other allied health professionals in the quality improvement topics that are most relevant to your practice or […]

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New Resources for Home Health Quality Reporting Program

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering a 3-minute, animated explainer video, BIMS and BIMS Summary Score: Stopping and Coding an Incomplete Interview for Home Health (HH), Inpatient Rehab Facility (IRF),  Long Term Care Hospital (LTCH), and Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Providers. This video was developed to assist providers in accurately determining […]

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Post-Acute Quality Reporting Programs Update

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Revised Preliminary July 2023 Interim Performance Reports (IPRs) Available in iQIES. Recalculation request deadline extended to Wednesday, August 16, 2023. On Tuesday, August 1, 2023, CMS reissued the Preliminary July 2023 IPRs for all HHAs that are eligible to receive a report to address two display issues that caused some cells to incorrectly display blanks […]

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CMS Requests Information on Home Health Aide Services, Quality Measures

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In addition to a broad array of policy proposals in the proposed home health rate update rule, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has included two requests for information (RFI): Access to Home Health Aide Services and Principles for Selecting and Prioritizing HH QRP Quality Measures and Concepts under Consideration for Future Years. […]

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CMS Issues Addition Guidance on Emergency Preparedness Testing

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The Quality, Safety & Oversight (QSO) Group at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a revised QSO -20-41-All memo to provide additional guidance and clarifications on the emergency preparedness standard for testing requirements due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE). If a provider experiences an actual natural or man-made emergency that […]

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Important CMS Quality Webinar

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will present an important new webinar, Driving Quality in the US: How CMS Evaluates its Measure Portfolio, intended to inform audiences about CMS’s efforts to enhance the quality of quality measures. The webinar will walk audiences through CMS tools and processes, specifically the MMS Blueprint, Pre-rulemaking process, Quality Measure […]

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CMS to Air Important Webinars on Quality

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is pleased to invite the public to attend its two upcoming webinars titled CMS Quality Measurement: Where It’s Headed and How We’ll Get There and Driving Quality in the US: How CMS Evaluates its Measure Portfolio. These webinars will illuminate audiences on CMS’s efforts to enhance the […]

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Private Duty Home Care at NAHC Data Subcommittee: Your Feedback is Needed!

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Please share your feedback by close of business on March 5, 2021 by emailing ERB@NAHC.ORG The Private Duty Home Care at NAHC Advisory Board has maintained a diverse subcommittee of advisory board members and private duty home care leaders for the past several years charged with discussing and finding innovative ways to answer questions with […]

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