CMS Announces Plans for a Star Rating to the HHCAPHS
April 27, 2015 07:26 AM
he Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will host a Special Open Door Forum (SODF) about a new set of Star Ratings for the CMS Home Health Compare website. The title of the Special Open Door Forum is “All About Home Health Patient Survey (HHCAHPS) Star Ratings.”
The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) recommended to CMS that they include data for the HHCAHPS as part of the selected measures used for the Star Rating system.
The forum will provide an opportunity to learn more about how CMS plans to use Home Health CAHPS survey results to create Patient Survey Star Ratings for the Home Health Compare website.
CMS plans to publicly report the HHCAHPS Patient Survey Star Ratings on Home Health Compare on www.medicare.gov starting in January 2016. The Patient Survey Star Ratings are in addition to the Quality of Patient Care Star Ratings which will start in July 2015.
The SODF will take place on Thursday, May 7, 2015, from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Eastern Time. This forum will describe the rationale and provide an overview of the HHCAHPS Patient Survey Star Ratings. It will give a detailed description of the methods for calculating the ratings and assigning stars. A question and answer session will follow.
The SODF PowerPoint Slides, Technical Paper, and FAQs can be found at the below websites:
Special Open Door Participation Instructions:
Participant Dial-In Number: 1-800-603-1774
Conference ID #: 96436960
Note: TTY Communications Relay Services are available for the Hearing Impaired. For TTY services dial 7-1-1 or 1-800-855-2880. A Relay Communications Assistant will help.
A transcript and audio recording of this Special ODF will be posted to the Special Open Door Forum website at http://www.cms.gov/OpenDoorForums/05_ODF_SpecialODF.asp for downloading.