Hospice Quality Reporting

CMS to Provide Webinars on Quality Reporting Measures.

Beginning in October 2012 CMS will require all hospices to collect information in accordance with the regulations defined for Hospice Quality Reporting.  Agencies will be required to submit the information collected between October 2012 and December 2012 in 2014.  Agencies that do not submit the data will be impacted by payment reductions in 2014.

CMS has posted information on two Webinars that they will offer, in April, to provide agencies with training on the program.  The webinars will cover:

  • Structural/QAPI measure
  • NQF #0209 Pain Measure

There will be two (identical) 90 minute webinars. Links to the CMS registration sites are provided below.

  • April 11, 2012 at 1:30pm ET
  • April 19, 2012 at 3:00pm ET

We encourage you to sign up to attend one of these sessions.  If you are unable to attend, CMS has indicated that they will make a recording, along with the associated slides, available on the website following the webinars.

Access the CMS Spotlight & Announcements page on the CMS website for more information.