Hospice Quality Update: HIS Q+A for Third Quarter 2015, HIS Training Modules Now Available
October 21, 2015 01:04 PM
HIS Training Modules: Four new training modules are available to assist providers successfully submit their Hospice Item Set (HIS) admission and discharge records to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Each module provides helpful tips including submission instructions, top 10 errors, how to access and review the hospice final validation reports, available CASPER reports and suggested uses, as well as where to locate useful technical documentation and QTSO help desk contact information. The four modules are listed below and can be accessed here.
Hospice Tech Training_HIS Data Submission (Module 1 of 4) – Tips for successful HIS submission - this module outlines tips for successful HIS data submission, including CMSNet User ID and QIES User ID registration and tips for submitting HIS data.
Hospice Tech Training_HIS Final Validation Report (FVR) and Top Ten Submission Errors (Module 2 of 4) - this module outlines important information about accessing and reviewing the hospice final validation report and provides a summary of the 10 most frequent errors for quarters 1 and 2 of 2015.
Hospice Tech Training_CASPER Reports for providers (Module 3 of 4) - this module outlines the three new hospice reports, as well as other CASPER reports and suggested uses of those reports.
Hospice Tech Training_User Guides Location and Technical Help Desk Support (Module 4 of 4) - this module contains important information for locating technical documentation, as well as contact information for the QTSO help desk.
The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) reminds hospices that the submission of HIS records to CMS must be verified by the hospice. We’ve received some reports from hospices that submitted the HIS records but the submissions were not received by CMS resulting in a 2% reduction in the annual payment update for the hospice. Information about a hospice’s submissions is available in CASPER and it is the hospice’s responsibility to verify that the submissions have been accepted by CMS.
Hospice Quality Update: HIS Q+A for Third Quarter 2015: A new HIS Question and Answer (Q+A) document is now available here. The Q+A document reflects frequently asked Hospice Item Set (HIS) related questions that were received by the Quality Help Desk during the third quarter (July-September) of 2015. This document also contains quarterly updates and events from the third quarter as well as upcoming updates for the next quarter.