Additional information has been posted by CMS for hospices seeking an exemption from participation in Hospice CAHPS based on the size of your hospice program. Once hospices have completed and submitted the Participation Exemption for Size Form, the CAHPS Hospice Survey Project Team will confirm receipt of the form. Please note, confirmation of receipt does not constitute approval or denial of this request. Hospices are encouraged to submit this form online via the CAHPS Hospice Survey website as soon as possible.
Hospices seeking to request an exemption for CY 2015 data collection and reporting requirements must submit the form no later than April 12, 2015.
CMS has also posted information on the Exception and Exemption Request Process – formally Disaster Waiver Request-for the HQRP program. Click here for more information.
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