HQRP 2013 Deadlines Have Passed: Next HQRP Data Submission will be April 1, 2014
April 24, 2013 04:25 PM
There were two deadlines for the two required measures for the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) Payment Year 2014 cycle: the structural measure deadline was January 31, 2013 and the NQF #0209 deadline was April 1, 2013.
In order to receive the full market basket increase for FY 2014, the requirement is that both measures be submitted, each by their specified deadline.
Reconsideration Process For Providers That Missed Payment Year 2014 HQRP Deadline(s)
For providers that missed either deadline(s) for the Payment Year 2014 cycle, there will be a reconsideration process. This process will be available to all providers who, on initial determination, have been found to be out of compliance and wish to provide evidence that supports their compliance. CMS plans to make information about the reconsideration process available on the Hospice Quality Reporting section of the CMS website in mid-May of 2013.
The next data submission for the Payment Year 2015 cycle of the HQRP will be April 1, 2014. Providers will submit their CY 2013 NQF #0209 and structural measure data.
There will not be quarterly submissions of 2013 data; all CY 2013 data will be submitted on April 1, 2014.