Hospice Open Door Forum to be Held January 22, 2014 from 2:00pm – 3:00 PM ET
On Wednesday, January 22, there will be an Open Door Forum focused on the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) from 2:00pm – 3:00pm. During this call, both the FY 2015 and FY 2016 Reporting Cycles will be discussed. Additionally, the call will provide information about the upcoming patient/family survey requirements for hospices that will begin January 1, 2015.
The FY 2015 cycle consists of reporting on two measures: the structural measure and the National Quality Forum (NQF) #0209 pain measure. The Hospice Quality Reporting Program Data Entry and Submission Site is now available for data submission. Data for each measure must be submitted to CMS by 11:59pm ET on April 1, 2014 for FY 2015 payment determination. The Technical User’s Guide, posted on the Data Submission web page is the primary reference for the Hospice Quality Reporting Program Data Entry and Submission Site for the FY2015 reporting cycle.
As part of the FY 2016 Cycle, the Hospice Item Set (HIS) will be implemented on July 1, 2014. The HIS is a set of patient-level data items that can be used to calculate 6 NQF- endorsed measures and one modified NQF measure. Training on data collection for the HIS will be offered on February 4 and February 5 in Baltimore.
Registration for the training is now open. Hospices may also live- stream the event if they are unable to attend in person, or watch the training online at a later date.
After a presentation of information about the FY 2015 and FY 2016 Reporting Cycles, there will be time for a Q&A session.
Additional information about the ODF, including the agenda, call-in information and conference ID, will be posted to the Open Door Forum HHH and DME webpage here.