CMS releases tables detailing the 2019 quality measures for home health

Source: Home Health Line
CMS has published updated details on potentially avoidable events, process and outcome measures for 2019. The updated tables also include details on star-ratings measures and quality measures new to Home Health Compare in 2019.
Claims-based outcome measures “Medicare spending per beneficiary” and “Discharge to community” are joining the ranks of publicly reported measures on Home Health Compare in 2019.
Two measures joining Home Health Compare in 2021 are also detailed in the updated tables. …

CMS adds future hospice quality measure development to Provider Engagement Opportunities webpage

By Home Health Line.
CMS on its website has added a portion about future quality measure development for hospices.
“This addition to the webpage will keep stakeholders informed of hospice measures that CMS has submitted to the National Quality Forum (NQF) Measure Application Process (MAP),” according to a post on CMS’ website. “At this time, CMS is developing a claims-based Transitions from Hospice Care, Followed by Death or Acute Care, measure, which is posted on the Measures …

CMS posts hospice quality reporting program quick reference guide

By Home Health Line.
CMS has recently posted a two-page “Hospice Quality Reporting Program (QRP) Quick Reference Guide” that includes frequently asked questions, information about the quality reporting program help desks and helpful links to additional resources about quality reporting.
View the guide at https://go.cms.gov/2OLhYVi.

CMS forum provides noteworthy updates about HEART and quality reporting training

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To address concerns raised during pilot testing for its planned comprehensive hospice assessment tool, CMS has decided to delay further testing phases.
But CMS is working diligently to retool the Hospice Evaluation and Assessment Reporting Tool (HEART) and plans to hold quarterly special open door forums beginning in September in an attempt to solicit public comments.
During its July 11 open door forum, CMS provided detailed updates about HEART and also …