Hospice CAHPS Notices Posted on Exemption for Size and Quarter 2 Submission Deadline
October 13, 2016 09:37 AM
NOTICE: CAHPS Hospice Survey Participation Exemption for Size Form Past Due: On October 5, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) posted notice to remind Medicare-certified hospices that served fewer than 50 survey-eligible decedents/caregivers in CY2015 (January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015) of their eligibility for exemption from CAHPS Hospice Survey CY 2016 data collection and reporting requirements. The Participation Exemption for Size Form was available to complete on the CAHPS Hospice Survey Web site from January 11 to August 10, 2016.
If a hospice is eligible for the exemption for size and has not yet completed a Participation Exemption for Size Form for the CY 2016 CAHPS Hospice Survey data collection and reporting requirements, please contact the CAHPS Hospice Survey Project Team Immediately at: hospicecahpssurvey@HCQIS.org.
Please note:exemptions on the basis of size are active for one year only. If a hospice continues to meet the eligibility requirements for this exemption in subsequent years, the organization will need to again request the exemption.
REMINDER: CAHPS Hospice Survey Quarter 2 2016 Data Submission Deadline Forthcoming! The deadline for survey vendors to submit CAHPS Hospice Survey Quarter 2 2016 (patient deaths in April, May and June 2016) data is November 9, 2016. Survey vendors are responsible for successfully submitting files by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on November 9, 2016.
As a reminder, hospices must have a CAHPS Hospice Survey Vendor Authorization Form on file with the RAND Corporation in order for the survey vendor to submit data on behalf of the hospice. Contact the CAHPS Hospice Survey Project Team (hospicecahpssurvey@HCQIS.org) immediately if your organization has not already submitted the CAHPS Hospice Survey Vendor Authorization Form.
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.