The Participation Exemption for Size process has been created to provide hospices that have less than 50 survey-eligible decedents/caregivers in the reference year a means to request an exemption from participation in the CAHPS Hospice Survey. For the CY 2015 data collection period, Medicare-certified hospices that have served fewer than 50 survey-eligible decedents/caregivers in CY 2014 (January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014) can apply for an exemption from CAHPS Hospice Survey CY 2015 data collection and reporting requirements. To request consideration for the survey exemption for CY 2015, hospices must submit a Participation Exemption for Size Form. This form is now available on the CAHPS Hospice website (click here to access it) and must be submitted by August 12, 2015. Hospices are encouraged to submit this form online via the CAHPS Hospice Survey website as soon as possible. If a hospice remains eligible for this exemption in subsequent years, the organization will need to again request the exemption. It is anticipated that the Participation Exemption for Size Form for CY 2016 data collection period will be available in January 2016.
Click here for the CAHPS Hospice Survey Quality Assurance Guidelines V1.0 Technical Corrections and Clarifications document.
Click here for the CAHPS Hospice Survey Quality Assurance Guidelines.