CMS Hospice Quality Reporting Updates
April 15, 2016 09:05 AM
CMS Hospice HQRP Webinar--Mark your Calendars for May 1 from 2 to 3:30 pm! The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will be hosting a webinar for Hospice Health Care Providers on Tuesday, May 10, 2016, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. The primary focus of the webinar will be navigation of the CASPER system, with special attention to data submission requirements for HQRP, how to access Final Validation Reports (FVRs), and how to use information in the FVRs to determine whether data has successfully been transmitted to CMS or will need to be corrected. More information along with a link to register will be provided as soon as it is made available from CMS.
If you have questions or need additional information, please email the PAC Training mailbox at PACTraining@econometrica.com
REMINDER: CAHPS Hospice Survey Quarter 4 2015 Data Submission Deadline of May 11, 2016 Approaching: The deadline for survey vendors to submit CAHPS Hospice Survey Quarter 4 2015 (patient deaths in October, November and December 2015) data is May 11, 2016. Survey vendors are responsible for successfully submitting files by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on May 11, 2016.
Following the submission of survey data to the CAHPS Hospice Survey Data Warehouse, an automated email will be sent to CAHPS Hospice Survey vendors advising if the uploaded file did not meet the established naming standards. If the uploaded file fails to meet the established naming standard, the file will not be processed. A correct file will need to be resubmitted prior to the deadline. Please note--if the file has been sent with the correct naming standard, the survey vendor will not receive this email.
A series of edit checks will be applied to successfully submitted files. Survey vendors and hospices will receive an email indicating CAHPS Hospice Survey Data Submission Reports (containing results from the edits checks) are available for viewing in their respective folders in the CAHPS Hospice Survey Data Warehouse. Reports will be posted by 5:00 PM Eastern Time on the next business day after submission by the survey vendor.