CMS Adds News Postings to the Hospice Quality Reporting Webpage
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently added new postings to its Hospice Quality Reporting website. The new postings are as follows:
Hospice providers should not submit any HIS records for patients admitted prior to 7/1/2014 but discharged after 7/1/2014
A HIS-Admission and HIS-Discharge record are to be submitted for all patient admissions to a Medicare-certified hospice program on/after July 1, 2014. Hospices are not required to submit any HIS records for patient admissions prior to July 1, 2014, regardless of when the patient is discharged.
If a provider attempts to submit a HIS-Discharge record for patients with an admission date prior to 7/1/2014, that record will be rejected by the QIES ASAP system.
Two new fact sheets are available on the “Hospice Item Set (HIS)” Portion of this website