CMS Corrects Technical Errors Related to Hospice Quality Reporting Program
April 30, 2015 09:54 AM
The April 30, 2015, publication of the Federal Register will include printed corrections by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to the hospice quality program.
There are two changes, an omission and a date correction, related to the CAHPS hospice survey.
These items should have been part of the FY2015 hospice payment rule. As such, these items will be incorporated into the FY2015 hospice payment final rule via the correction in the Federal Register.
The corrections are as follows:
On page 50492, in Table 8, we omitted the description of a quality reporting measure “Providing Support for Religious and Spiritual Beliefs”. We are adding the omitted measure to the table.
On Page 50493, in Table 9, we listed an incorrect deadline for the “Monthly data collection April-June 2015 (Q2).” We inadvertently provided November 1, 2015 as the deadline. We are correcting this error to reflect the correct monthly data collection deadline date of November 11, 2015.