Agencies out of compliance with quality reporting program requirements to receive notification letters

Home health agencies found out of compliance with the Home Health Quality Reporting Program (HHQRP) will soon receive notification from CMS.  Non-compliance will affect agencies’ CY2020 annual payment update. Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) mailed non-compliance notifications Oct. 1. The notifications are also available in agency CASPER folders as of Oct. 1. The agencies that receive a […]

Hospice Provider Preview Reports: Review Your Data by July 1

Two reports are available in your Certification and Survey Provider Enhanced Reports (CASPER) non-validation reports folder: Hospice provider preview report: Review Hospice Item Set (HIS) quality measure results from the fourth quarter of 2017 to the third quarter of 2018 Hospice Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) provider preview report: Review facility-level CAHPS […]

Home health star rating preview reports are now available

Source: Home Health Line Agencies can now use CASPER to download quality of patient care star rating preview reports for the April 2019 Home Health Compare refresh, according to CMS. Beginning in April, the measure “Drug education on all medications provided to patient/caregiver” will be removed from quality of care star ratings. The measure “Improvement […]

CMS to provide two-part hospice training webinar

Source: Home Health Line CMS will host a two-part webinar 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EST Dec. 13 called “Updates to Public Reporting in Fiscal Year 2019: Hospice Comprehensive Assessment Measure and Data Correction Deadlines.” Hospices can register at https://engage.vevent.com/index.jsp?eid=3536&seid=1296. The first portion of training will focus on the Hospice and Palliative Care Composite Process […]

CMS to host webinar on Review and Correct Reports

CMS is hosting a webinar 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST March 6 on Review and Correct Reports for agencies. During the webinar, agencies will learn how Review and Correct Reports fit within the quality reporting program and how they help providers more accurately collect and submit data. “This important training will provide information on […]

Examine CASPER outcome reports before your agency launches a QAPI program

If your agency still has a long way to go to prepare for CMS’ new Home Health Conditions of Participation (CoP) involving Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI), a good way to start is to review your agency’s CASPER outcome reports. These reports contain the outcomes of your agency’s patients and compare those outcomes to […]

SNF QRP Review and Correct reports now available

The Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) Review and Correct reports are now available on demand in the CMS Certification and Survey Provider Enhanced Reporting (CASPER) application. Providers can access these reports by selecting the CASPER Reporting link on the “Welcome to the CMS QIES Systems for Providers” webpage. NOTE: You must log […]

SNF Quality Reporting deadline tomorrow, June 1

Tomorrow, June 1, is the deadline for all SNFs receiving Medicare funding to have all their MDS forms for admissions/discharges happening between October 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016 completed. This requirement must be met in order to remain compliant with the SNF Quality Reporting Deadline. SNFs that do not comply with this requirement risk […]

Error identified in Hospice Quality Report Calculations

Hospice are urged to re-run reports after CMS announced that an issue was identified and corrected with the Hospice-Level Quality Measure Report and the Hospice Patient Stay-Level Quality Measure Report. These reports are available in CASPER. The error makes it so that: Patient stays are excluded from the Hospice-Level and Patient Stay-level Quality Measure Reports […]