CMS Posts Hospice HIS and CAHPS Announcements
May 24, 2016 11:10 AM
Hospice Data Specs Effective April 1, 2017: An updated version of the HIS data submission specifications (v2.00.0) is now available. This DRAFT version of the specifications will go into effect on April 1, 2017. This version of the data specifications consists of the following files:
Hospice data specs overview (v2.00.0) DRAFT 05-04-2016.pdf
Hospice data dictionary (v2.00.0) DRAFT 05-04-2016.zip
Hospice data specs CSV files (v2.00.0) DRAFT 05-04-2016.zip
Hospice data specs HTML files (v2.00.0) DRAFT 05-04-2016.zip
Hospice data specs PDF files (v2.00.0) DRAFT 05-04-2016.zip
These files are available in the Downloads section of the HIS Technical Information webpage.
Reminder: CATI Systems Must be FCC and FTC Compliant: The CAHPS Hospice Survey Project Team would like to remind survey vendors that on July 10, 2015 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a Declaratory Ruling regarding the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) of 1991, one part of which clarifies the rules for calling cell phones. As a reminder, the CAHPS Hospice Survey protocols require that all survey vendor CATI systems comply with Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and FCC regulations. For more information, please visit https://www.fcc.gov/document/tcpa-omnibus-declaratory-ruling-and-order.
CAHPS Hospice Survey Participation Form for Survey Vendors Now Available: The CAHPS Hospice Survey Participation Form for Survey Vendors will be available beginning May 17, 2016 through 5:00 PM Eastern Time on June 8, 2016. Survey vendors requesting consideration to administer the CAHPS Hospice Survey must meet ALL of the Survey Vendor Minimum Business Requirements at the time the CAHPS Hospice Survey Participation Form for Survey Vendors is submitted to the CAHPS Hospice Survey Project Team. To complete and submit the CAHPS Hospice Survey Participation Form for Survey Vendors, please click here.