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Reminder for hospices: Submit timely HIS and CAHPS data

To comply with the Hospice QRP (HQRP) requirements, hospices must successfully submit timely Hospice Item Set (HIS) and Hospice Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (Hospice CAHPS®) data.

Beginning January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018, hospices must submit at least 90 percent of all required HIS records within the 30 day submission timeframe for the year or be subject to a 2 percentage point reduction to their market basket update for FY 2020. For more information on HIS, please visit the HIS webpage.

For information on CAHPS compliance, please visit the Hospice CAHPS webpage.

There are several tools in the Downloads section on the Best Practices for HQRP webpage to assist with successful submission including.

To assist providers with HQRP, CMS offers training on about a quarterly basis. Register for CMS’ upcoming March 27 Hospice QRP webinar. Past trainings are available on the HQRP Training and Education Library webpage.