CMS’ Hospice Quality Reporting Program has new and updated resources

New and updated resources are available for the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP):

  • Getting Started with HQRP: Detailed information on the requirements of Hospice Item Set (HIS) and Hospice Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems® (CAHPS®). Designed especially for new providers and staff, this document gives comprehensive detail on the background of each requirement, data submission deadlines, possible exemptions, and tips for compliance.
  • HQRP Activities Checklist: A quick reference for hospice providers, outlining a checklist of HIS and Hospice CAHPS reporting activities and when each activity needs to be completed.
  • HQRP: Requirements for the FY 2019 Reporting Year Fact Sheet: Outlines the specific compliance requirements for HIS and CAHPS for the FY 2019 reporting year (data collection period January 1 through December 31, 2017).
  • Hospice Compare Fact Sheet: Information on the Hospice Compare website, understanding your current quality ratings, and approaches to communicate with patients and family members.

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