Hospice providers are encouraged to preview their quality measure results based on Quarter 1- 2016 to Quarter 4- 2016 data, prior to the November 2017 Hospice Compare refresh.
Prior to the release of data on Hospice Compare, hospices are given the opportunity to review their quality measure results during a 30-day preview period using a Hospice Provider Preview Report, issued quarterly by CMS. The purpose of these reports is to give hospices the opportunity to review their quality measure results on each quality measure prior to public display on Hospice Compare. Reports can be accessed via Certification and Survey Provider Enhanced Reports (CASPER) application, which is accessible from a Hospice’s “Welcome to the CMS QIES Systems for Providers” page.
Providers have 30 days to preview their quality measure results (August 29, 2017 through September 28, 2017).
Please note: Providers will not be able to access their preview reports after 60 days from the report release date. CMS encourages providers to save their Hospice Provider Preview Reports for future reference as they will no longer be available in CASPER after this 60-day period.