Hospice Quality Reporting.
The deadline is fast approaching for data submission of the structural measures and the NQF 0209 pain measure collected during Calendar Year 2013. This will be the last time that providers submit reporting cycle data to CMS on these measures as they are being replaced with the Hospice Item Set.
As part of the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP), hospices should be preparing to submit FY 2015 Reporting Cycle data. CMS presented information about reporting requirements, provider resources, and important dates for the FY 2015 Reporting Cycle of the HQRP during the March 5, 2014 Home Health, Hospice & Durable Medical Equipment Open Door Forum (ODF).
Data for the two measures must be submitted to CMS by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on April 1, 2014 for FY 2015 payment determination. Providers should submit their data as soon as possible. For additional assistance, providers can access the Technical User’s Guide, which is available on the Data Submission web page and is the primary reference for the HQRP Data Entry and Submission Site for the FY 2015 Reporting Cycle.