Tag: HIS

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 […]

New version of HIS manual is now available

Source: Home Health Line. The new version of the Hospice Item Set (HIS) manual — V2.01 — is now available. The manual was has “refined guidance for completing the HIS based on frequently asked questions from the Hospice Quality Help Desk,” CMS notes on the Hospice Quality Reporting Program website. “Note that no updates were […]

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 on Hospice Item Set measures

Brought to you by Home Health Line. Among the seven Hospice Item Set (HIS) measures posted on Hospice Compare, providers once again improved the most on “Hospice and palliative care pain assessment” during the August 2018 refresh. Measure August 2018 May 2018 February 2018 December 2017 Hospice and palliative care treatment preferences 98.7% 98.6% 98.5% […]

CMS forum provides noteworthy updates about HEART and quality reporting training

Brought to you by Home Health Line. To address concerns raised during pilot testing for its planned comprehensive hospice assessment tool, CMS has decided to delay further testing phases. But CMS is working diligently to retool the Hospice Evaluation and Assessment Reporting Tool (HEART) and plans to hold quarterly special open door forums beginning in […]

Proposed 2019 hospice rule increases payments by $340 million

Brought to you by Home Health Line. Hospices are expected to receive a 1.8% payment increase in 2019 — an improvement from the prior year, according to the 2019 proposed hospice payment rule posted April 27 on the Federal Register. Hospices only received a 1% payment increase in 2018. The lower amount in the prior […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hospices should examine their HIS, CAHPS results

Source: Home Health Line Through March 30, hospices can view their latest results on the HIS and Hospice CAHPS survey, according to CMS. If hospice leaders believe there is incorrect information for their hospice, they should request CMS review. These two separate reports are available in hospices’ CASPER folders. The HIS quality measure results are […]

Hospice provider preview reports now available

Hospice provider preview reports and Hospice Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) Survey ® provider preview reports are now available. These are two separate reports available in your Certification and Survey Provider Enhanced Reports (CASPER) folder. Hospice providers are encouraged to review their Hospice Item Set (HIS) quality measure results from Quarter 3- […]