Reminder: May 10 CAHPS Hospice Survey Data Submission Deadline Approaching
April 19, 2017 03:46 PM
The Centers from Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) reminds hospice providers that the data submission deadline for patients that passed away in October, November and December 2016 (Quarter 4 2016) is May 10, 2017. Survey vendors are responsible for successfully submitting files by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on May 10, 2017. Please make sure to allow adequate time to submit data in case resubmissions are necessary.
A series of edit checks will be applied to successfully submitted files. All files that are able to be decrypted will receive reports containing the results of these edit checks. Survey vendors and hospices will receive an email indicating CAHPS Hospice Survey Data Submission Reports 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.
Should you encounter any data submission issues, please contact the CAHPS Hospice Survey Data Coordination Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, 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.