Hospice Quality Reporting Program: NQF #0209 Deadline April 1
Deadline quickly approaching to avoid 2 percentage point reduction to APU for FY 2014
To comply with the Payment Year 2014 Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) requirements, providers should currently be entering their NQF #0209 data on the data entry and submission website. Providers that have not already created a data entry account should do so now.
The deadline for reporting NQF #0209 data for Payment Year 2014 - beginning October 1, 2013 - is April 1, 2013. In order to avoid a 2 percentage point reduction in the Annual Payment Update (APU), providers must have submitted their structural measure data by January 31, 2013 and must submit their NQF #0209 data by April 1. Providers that may have missed the structural measure deadline can still visit the data entry website, create an account, and enter their NQF #0209 data. The link to the data entry site, along with a Technical User Guide giving step-by-step instructions on the data entry process, can be found on the Data Submission portion of the CMS HQRP website.