Tag: CAHPS

Home Health Compare refresh shows drop in number of agencies earning five stars in HHCAHPS

About 878 agencies nationwide earned five stars in the ratings system involving HHCAHPS, according to the ratings released in July 2019. That’s a significant decrease from May 2019. In May, there were 1,553 5-star HHCAHPS agencies nationwide. Unlike star ratings in quality of care, the patient satisfaction star ratings have previously fluctuated significantly each quarter.  Number of […]

New courses available through CMS’ Hospice Quality Reporting Program

Two new courses are available under CMS’ Hospice Quality Reporting Program. The first course, Introduction to the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP), provides an overview of the Hospice Item Set (HIS) and the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS ®) Hospice Survey. These five lesson make up the course:   What is the […]

Hospices’ scores on Hospice CAHPS measures

With Hospice CAHPS data, scores decreased on the measure “Willing to recommend this hospice” dropped to 84% in May 2019 from 85% in February 2019.   Hospice Compare’s latest update occurred May 23. It gets refreshed quarterly. Hospice CAHPS data were collected from July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2018. Measure May 2019 score February […]

Hospice provider preview reports are now available

Source: Home Health Line. Hospice CAHPS survey reports provider preview reports and hospice provider preview reports have been updated and are now available. These two reports are available in hospices’ CASPER non-validation reports folders. Providers have through Jan. 9, 2019, to review their Hospice Item Set (HIS) and CAHPS survey results.

Hospice CAHPS provider preview reports now available

Source: Home Health Line Hospice CAHPS “Public Report Provider Preview Reports” for the second quarter of 2016 through the first quarter of 2018 will be available from now through Jan. 9, 2019. The data will be publicly reported on Hospice Compare in February 2019. These reports can be accessed through Certification and Survey Provider Enhanced […]

CMS to hold HHCAHPS vendor training

CMS will hold its next HHCAHPS vendor update webinar training session from noon to 2 p.m. EST Feb. 1. Online registration will be available in early December. Separately, the HHCAHPS Survey Vendor Participation Form is now available on the HHCAHPS website. Visit https://homehealthcahps.org/ for updates and details.

Hospices’ scores on Hospice CAHPS measures

With Hospice CAHPS data, no scores changed during the latest refresh of Hospice Compare. Hospice Compare’s latest update was Nov. 30. It gets refreshed quarterly. Hospice CAHPS data were collected between Jan. 1, 2016, and Dec. 31, 2017. Measure November 2018 score August 2018 score May 2018 score February 2018 score Emotional and spiritual support […]

CMS to hold webinar on hospice quality reporting

From Home Health Line. CMS is hosting a webinar 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST Aug. 30 to provide an introduction to the Hospice Quality Reporting Program. CMS’ goal is to explain the basics of program, providing overviews of the Hospice Item Set (HIS) and Hospice CAHPS survey Registration is limited to 1,500 attendees and […]

Hospices’ scores improve on one Hospice CAHPS measure

Brought to you by Home Health Line. With Hospice CAHPS data, the measure involving emotional and spiritual support ticked upward by 1% in the Aug. 16 refresh of Hospice Compare. Hospice Compare was updated Aug. 16. It gets refreshed quarterly. Hospice CAHPS data were collected between Oct. 1, 2015, and Sept. 30, 2017. Measure August […]

Draft measure development for hospice QRP: Public comment period ends April 25

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has contracted with RTI International to develop claims based quality measures for the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP). We seek to supplement the existing HQRP measure set, which includes quality measures based on the Hospice Item Set (HIS) and the Hospice Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and […]