New CMS Hospice Quality Postings -- HIS HART Tool Update and Clarification on CAHPS Participation Exemption for Size
March 24, 2016 08:57 AM
HIS HART v. 1.2.0 Now Available: HART v1.2.0 (Hospice Abstraction Reporting Tool) is now available in the DOWNLOADS section of the HIS Technical Informationweb page. HART is a Java-based application that provides an option for facilities to collect and maintain facility, patient and Hospice Item Set (HIS) Record information for subsequent submission to the appropriate national data repository. HART is free software provided by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
HART v1.2.0 includes the following enhancements:
1.02.0 Data Specifications
Updated Help Content
Import/Export New Columns
New/Updated pop-up messages
Internal Record Status – Outdated
Please Note:Users do not need a previous installation of HART to download or use HART v1.2.0. Please consult the HART 1.2.0 Installation and User Guides for additional information.
Clarification Added on CAHPS Participation Exemption for Size Page: The Hospice CAHPS Participation Exemption for Size pagehas been updated to add clarification for determining the number of patients who were discharged alive during the reference calendar year.
As a reminder, 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.