The hospice quality reporting webpage has recently been updated with new items:
- An updated version of the HIS data submission specifications (v1.01.0) is now available on the HIS Technical Information portion of this website.
- 4th Quarter Question and Answer (Q+A) Document Available: A new Q+A document is available on the “Hospice Item Set (HIS)” portion of this website. This document contains frequently asked HIS-related questions received on the HelpDesk October – December 2014.
- Hospice Annual Payment Update (APU) Quick Reference Guide is now available. The CMS Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) help desk has created an APU Quick Reference Guide for Hospice users. This guide is available on the “Help Desk” portion of the website and contains tips for new data-submitters, resource links, including links to the quarterly Q+A documents, and help desk contact information with a description of issues handled by each help desk. The guide also includes information about filing a reconsideration request (used only when a facility has been determined to be non-compliant) and how to file an appeal.
Click here to see the webpage, with links to all three above items.
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