CMS Posts Hospice CAHPS Quality Updates
Include New Files Specs for Use in Feb. 10 Data Submission!
January 13, 2016 02:37 PM
CAHPS Hospice Survey XML File Specification Version 2.1 Released --FOR USE IN UPCOMING FEBRUARY 10, 2016 DATA SUBMISSION REQUIREMENT (notice issues 01/11/2016)
The CAHPS Hospice Survey Project Team has released the CAHPS Hospice Survey XML File Specification Version 2.1 (V2.1). The XML File Specification V2.1 will replace V2.0 and must be used for the upcoming February 10, 2016 data submission deadline containing CAHPS Hospice Survey results for Quarter 3 2015 decedents (patients that died in July, August and September 2015). To view or download the XML File Specification V2.1, please click HERE and scroll to the bottom of the page.
January 2016 Technical Corrections and Clarifications to the CAHPS Hospice Survey Quality Assurance Guidelines V2.0 Document (notice issued 01/11/2016)
The CAHPS Hospice Survey technical corrections and clarifications to the CAHPS Hospice Survey Quality Assurance Guidelines V2.0 document has been updated. This document may be accessed by clicking here or by clicking on the left hand navigation button Quality Assurance Guidelines on the Hospice CAHPS Survey home page. A list of the new technical corrections and clarifications included in this document are as follow:
Revised “Decedent Primary Diagnosis” description (Updated 1/11/2016)
Replaced XML File Specification V2.0 with V2.1 (Updated 1/11/2016)
Removed text from Spanish materials (Updated 12/18/15)
Added language to Speaking with Caregiver section of the Telephone Script (Updated 12/18/15)
Clarification on defining the term “de-identified” (Updated 12/01/2015)
Removed the acronym “HHS” from Introduction section of the Telephone Script (Updated 12/01/2015)
Revised Question 2 Introduction and revised Questions 41 and 46 of the Telephone Script (Updated 12/01/2015)
Reordered and revised the End section of the Telephone Script (Updated 12/01/2015)
Participation Exemption for Size Form Now Available (notice issued 01/11/2016)
The Participation Exemption for Size Form is now available. For the calendar year (CY) 2016 data collection period, Medicare-certified hospices that have served fewer than 50 survey-eligible decedents/caregivers in CY 2015 (January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015) can apply for an exemption from CAHPS Hospice Survey CY 2016 data collection and reporting requirements. The Participation Exemption for Size Form will be available to complete on the CAHPS Hospice Survey Web site (www.hospicecahpssurvey.org) from January 11, 2016 to August 10, 2016. To complete the Participation Exemption for Size Form, please click HERE.