CMS recently posted the following notice to the Spotlight and Announcements section of the HQRP website. If your hospice applied for a request for reconsideration for a determination that it was out of compliance with HQRP reporting requirements, please take note:
Attention Hospice Providers!
On June 30, 2014 CMS mailed notifications to all Hospices that were determined to be out of compliance with the CMS Hospice Quality Reporting Program requirements. Any Hospice that received a notice of non-compliance had the opportunity to submit a request for reconsideration of the initial CMS determination of non-compliance, with respect to quality data submissions affecting the FY 2015 market basket update. We have completed our review of all Hospice requests for reconsideration. All notifications will be mailed by Tuesday, September 23, 2014. If your Hospice has applied for reconsideration and is expecting to receive a letter of notification, we kindly ask that you allow at least 7 days, beginning with September 23, 2014, before submitting inquiries to our help desk regarding the status of your notification. If your Hospice has applied for reconsideration and does not receive a letter of notification by Tuesday, September 30, 2014, you may contact our reconsiderations help desk for assistance. Please send your inquiries to: HospiceQRPReconsiderations@cms.hhs.gov.