Upcoming Hospice Quality Reporting Program Deadline: FY 2015 Reporting Cycle Data Due to CMS by11:59 PM ET April 1, 2014
March 7, 2014 03:04 PM
As part of the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP), hospices should currently be preparing to submit Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Reporting Cycle data. CMS presented information about reporting requirements, provider resources, and important dates for the FY 2015 Reporting Cycle of the HQRP during the March 5, 2014 Home Health, Hospice & Durable Medical Equipment Open Door Forum (ODF). An audio recording of the ODF is available until 2 business days after the call. Recording information is included on the call agenda, available on the ODF Page under “Downloads.”
The FY 2015 Reporting Cycle consists of reporting on two measures: the structural measure and the National Quality Forum (NQF) #0209 pain measure collected during Calendar Year 2013. The HQRP Data Entry and Submission Site is now available for data submission. Data for each measure must be submitted to CMS by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on April 1, 2014 for FY 2015 payment determination. The Technical User’s Guide, posted on the Data Submission web page is the primary reference for the HQRP Data Entry and Submission Site for the FY 2015 Reporting Cycle. Please also refer to this User Guide for information on data collection and how providers will aggregate the NQF #0209 data.