CMS Issues Updates on Hospice HQRP Data Entry and HIS Training
January 8, 2014 10:56 AM
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and its hospice quality contractors have issues two announcements related to hospice quality data collection and reporting.
They are as follow:
The Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) data entry and submission site is now available for registration and data submission (failure to submit this data – CY2013 data related to measure #0209 and the structural measure -- will result in a 2 percent reduction in FY2015 payment rates). New registration is required to submit the data collected during CY2013.
Registration for the ON SITE Hospice Item Set (HIS) Feb. 4 and 5 data collection training is now open; you must register by Jan. 27. Information is also provided about live streaming of the sessions; no registration is required for live streaming.
The full text of the announcements is provided below:
The Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) Data Entry and Submission Site link is now available for FY 2015 Reporting Cycle Data Submission.
The Hospice Quality Reporting Data Entry and Submission site link is now available here.
The site opened for user account registration, data entry, and submission of 2013 measure data on January 1, 2014.
This site will be utilized to enter and submit the 2013 Structural measure and the 2013 NQF #0209 Pain measure data to CMS for the FY2015 payment determination. Data for each measure must be submitted to CMS by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on April 1, 2014 for payment determination.
PLEASE NOTE: User accounts that were established during the January 1, 2013 - April 1, 2013 submission period are no longer valid.
Each individual submitting measure data during the Jan. 1, 2014 through April 1, 2014 submission period must register for a new account.
The Technical User’s Guide for Hospice Quality Reporting Data Entry and Submission is also available as a download on theData Submission portionof the CMS HQRP website. This is the primary reference for the HQRP Data Entry and Submission Site for the FY2015 Reporting Cycle.
Registration for the Hospice Item Set (HIS) Data Collection ON SITE Training is now available here.
Registration will be open until 11:59 PM ET on Monday, January 27, 2014. The training will be held at the CMS Central Office in Baltimore, MD, on February 4 and 5 from 12:30-4:30 pm each day. Participants will need to attend both afternoons.
The session held on February 5 is not a repeat of the February 4 session, but includes unique material. The number of participants on-site will be limited and the number of in-person participants per hospice will be limited to one. Early registration is recommended.
To ensure access to the training for ALL hospices, the training will be live-streamed, and will also be recorded and posted on the CMS website for on-demand viewing. Instructions for live video-streaming access will be provided here.
No registration is required for video-streaming.If you are unable to live-stream the HIS Data Collection Training, videos of the trainings will be posted on the same cms.gov site shortly after the training is complete.
This training will cover the data collection portion of the HIS only. Detailed training on the technical submission processes and data submission software will be provided in May. Additional information about that training and the associated registration will be announced at a later date.
The HIS Data Collection Training will closely follow along with the HIS Manual, which will be available on the CMS HQRP website in late January. A PDF version of the PowerPoint slide presentation will also be made available online prior to the training. In-person training participants are encouraged to print out a copy of the manual and the slide presentation before the training, as printed materials will not be provided at the training.