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CMS adds future hospice quality measure development to Provider Engagement Opportunities webpage

By Home Health Line.

CMS on its website has added a portion about future quality measure development for hospices.

“This addition to the webpage will keep stakeholders informed of hospice measures that CMS has submitted to the National Quality Forum (NQF) Measure Application Process (MAP),” according to a post on CMS’ website. “At this time, CMS is developing a claims-based Transitions from Hospice Care, Followed by Death or Acute Care, measure, which is posted on the Measures Under Consideration (MUC) list).”

The measure will be included on the 2018-19 MUC list, which will be posted by Dec. 1, according to CMS. Stakeholders may comment on the posted MUC list.

To comment, visit http://www.qualityforum.org/map/.