CMS Issues Hospice Quality Updates
Registration for June 17 National Provider Call Now Open/CAHPS Updates
May 21, 2015 10:45 AM
The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) previously reported on a forthcoming Hospice Quality Reporting Program National Provider Call scheduled by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for June 17, 2015, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. EASTERN.
Individuals may now register for this event here.
Additional information about the call is provided below.
Event: Hospice Quality and Hospice Item Set Manual V1.02
Topic: Hospice Quality Reporting Program
When: Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern Time
During this MLN Connects National Provider Call, CMS subject matter experts will discuss the new Hospice Item Set (HIS) Manual (V1.02), with a focus on updates that were made to the HIS Manual from V1.01 to V1.02 and provide clarifications of HIS definitions and expectations for use. Providers should review V1.02, which will be available on the HIS web page prior to the call.
The agenda will include:
Background and overview of the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP)
Updates made to Chapters 1 and 2 of V1.02 of the HIS Manual
A link to the slide presentation will be posted to this page prior to the call. A link to the audio recording and written transcript of this call will be posted to this web page approximately two weeks following the call.
Review the Frequently Asked Questions page.
If you need additional assistance with registration, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To request TTY services, please email email@example.com no later than 3 business days before the event.
For More Information:
For more information, please visit the Hospice Quality Reporting website.
LATEST HOSPICE CAHPS UPDATES
Updates have been made to the CAHPS Hospice Survey Quality Assurance Guidelines V1.0 Technical Corrections and Clarifications Document (05/15/2015)
An updated CAHPS Hospice Survey technical corrections and clarifications to the CAHPS Hospice Survey Quality Assurance Guidelines V1.0 document is now available. This document may be accessed by clicking here. A list of the new technical corrections and clarifications included in this document can be found on the Quality Assurance Guidelines page. Please note, an XML File Specification V1.1 is in development, and it is anticipated to be available in the next several weeks.
Revised CAHPS Hospice Survey Telephone Scripts (English and Spanish) Available (05/15/2015)
The revised versions of the CAHPS Hospice Survey Telephone Script in English and Spanish are now available. The revisions correspond to the items listed in the CAHPS Hospice Survey Quality Assurance Guidelines V1.0 Technical Corrections and Clarifications document. To view or download a copy of the Telephone Script, please click here.
Minimum Business Requirements to Administer the CAHPS Hospice Survey (05/12/2015)
To administer the CAHPS Hospice Survey, organizations must meet all of the CAHPS Hospice Survey Minimum Business Requirements. In addition, subcontractors performing major CAHPS Hospice Survey administration functions (e.g., mail/telephone operations) must also meet all of the CAHPS Hospice Survey Minimum Business Requirements that pertain to that role. Organizations requesting consideration for approval to administer the CAHPS Hospice Survey must meet all of the posted CAHPS Hospice Survey Minimum Business Requirements at the time the CAHPS Hospice Survey Participation Form is received. We anticipate that the CAHPS Hospice Survey Participation Form will become available in early summer 2015. For more information regarding the CAHPS Hospice Survey Minimum Business Requirements, please click here.
Updated: Hospice-specific Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Page (05/12/2015)
The Hospice-specific FAQs page has been updated to include a new question: How is the “primary informal caregiver” identified? Please click here to view the FAQs.