More Updates on the Hospice Quality Reporting Program CAHPS Hospice Survey Participating Exemption for Size
January 13, 2015 08:19 AM
CMS has posted additional information for hospices seeking an exemption from participation in Hospice CAHPS based on the size of your hospice program. After completion and submission of the Participation Exemption for Size Form, the CAHPS Hospice Survey Project Team will confirm receipt of the form. Confirmation of receipt of the Participation Exemption for Size Form does not constitute approval or denial of this request. Hospices are encouraged to submit this form online via the CAHPS Hospice Survey Web site as soon as possible.
To request an exemption for calendar year (CY) 2015 data collection and reporting requirements, this form must be submitted no later than August 12, 2015. To view the Participation Exemption for Size process or to complete the form, please click on the left hand Participation Exemption for Size navigation button on the Hospice CAHPS website.
Exception and Exemption Request Process
In addition to the Hospice CAHPS participation for exemption for size form, CMS posted information on the Exception and Exemption Request Process - formally Disaster Waiver Request - for the HQRP program. The Exception and Exemption Request Process should be followed for those hospices unable to submit quality data due to extraordinary circumstances beyond their control or when a systemic problem with data collection systems directly affected the ability of a hospice to submit data.