Hospice CAHPS Survey Update
March 25, 2015 05:11 PM
The following materials were recently posted to the Hospice CAHPS website. This information is taken from the “What’s New?” section of the website, which is available here. Note that there is a deadline of May 1, 2015, for hospices to complete the Survey Vendor Authorization Form.
Updates have been made to the CAHPS Hospice Survey Quality Assurance Guidelines V1.0 Technical Corrections and Clarifications Document (03/23/2015)
Updates have been made to the CAHPS Hospice Survey Quality Assurance Guidelines V1.0 Technical Corrections and Clarifications Document An updated CAHPS Hospice Survey technical corrections and clarifications to the CAHPS Hospice Survey Quality Assurance Guidelines V1.0 document is now available. Language related to survey vendor analyses of CAHPS Hospice Survey data is included. This document may be accessed by clicking here.
Participation Exemption for Size Form Review Process (03/18/2015)
CMS will determine the eligibility for size exemption in 2016 when CMS reviews all hospices to see if they met the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 APU. In addition, 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.
Additional Languages for the CAHPS Hospice Survey (03/18/2015)
The CAHPS Hospice Survey mail materials are currently available in English, Spanish, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese. CMS is interested in hearing from hospices with regard to the need for additional translations of the CAHPS Hospice Survey. Please contact the CAHPS Hospice Survey Project Team at hospicecahpssurvey@HCQIS.org with any additional language translations you would like CMS to consider.
REMINDER: CAHPS Hospice Survey Vendor Authorization Form Deadline Approaching (03/18/2015)
The deadline for hospices to complete and submit the CAHPS Hospice Survey Vendor Authorization Form is May 1, 2015. Hospices must authorize an approved CAHPS Hospice Survey vendor to submit data on their behalf for the 2015 administration of the CAHPS Hospice Survey. Please click on the left hand navigation button Technical Specifications to access the CAHPS Hospice Survey Vendor Authorization Form.
REMINDER: Access to the CAHPS Hospice Survey Data Warehouse Form Deadline Approaching (03/18/2015)
The deadline for survey vendors and hospices to submit the 2015 Vendor Access to CAHPS Hospice Survey Data Warehouse Form is July 1, 2015. This form is required in order to obtain user account information and be granted access to the CAHPS Hospice Survey Data Warehouse. Please click on the left hand navigation button Technical Specifications to download the 2015 Vendor Access to CAHPS Hospice Survey Data Warehouse Form.