Tag: HIS

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- […]

CMS revises the Hospice Item Set Manual

by: Josh Poltilove   Source: Home Health Line. CMS has updated pages of the Hospice Item Set Manual V2.00 as a result of the federal Medicare agency’s plan to provide new Medicare cards beginning in April 2018. The new cards will replace the Social Security-based Health Insurance Claims Numbers (HICNs). CMS announced Sept. 28 that […]

Hospice Tip: How to collect HIS data collection when a patient transfers hospice providers

The following in an excerpt of The Hospice Guide to Quality Care and Reporting: Promoting Sustainability in an Evolving Regulatory Climate by Diane Link, RN, MHA. Click here for more information.   From a regulatory standpoint, any hospice staff member, including volunteers, contractors, and affiliates (e.g., staff from the quality division of the health system […]

Noncompliance letters on HQRP, new Q&A on HIS

CMS notified hospice providers that are noncompliant with Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) requirements for CY 2016. According to CMS, any hospice determined to be noncompliant may be subject to a two percentage point reduction in their FY 2018 annual payment update.   Noncompliance letters were dated July 18, 2017, and sent by mail and […]

CMS offers guidance on A1400 of HIS

The new Hospice Item Set (HIS), effective in April 2017, left a confusing piece – Item 1400, regarding the patient’s payer information at time of admission–for hospices to ponder. The National Association of Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) stated in a June 9 statement that the association has been fielding “numerous questions” regarding the item. […]

CMS releases Q&A for HIS

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a new Q&A document for questions asked during the fourth quarter of 2016. Topics asked about include patients who have changed payer source, whether you can submit data via fact, how to correct demographic data on CMS’ list of compliant hospices, questions surrounding pain assessment. See […]

CMS posts hospice quality data

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has posted hospice reports to the Data.Medicare.Gov website. The reports show the national average of performance by hospices for eight CAHPS hospice survey categories and all seven Hospice Item Set (HIS) measures. It’s important to note that that HIS data reports are not Hospice Compare preview reports—those […]

Hospice Item Set Question and Answers, Quarterly Updates released

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released its October 2016 set of Hospice Item Set (HIS) Question and Answers and Quarterly Updates. The document is intended to provide guidance on HIS-related questions that were received by the Hospice Quality Help Desk during the third quarter of 2016. It also contains a coding […]

Timing and accuracy critical to HIS

The Hospice Item Set (HIS) is becoming increasingly more critical for hospices to get right. Quality measures are to be publicly reported as of spring 2017, when the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has stated that Hospice Compare launches, and by April 1, 2017, two new measures also need to be collected. While […]