Hospice CAHPS

How to Increase Your Hospice CAHPS Survey Response Rate

2018-06-29T19:36:26+00:00June 29, 2018|News|

Focusing on techniques to improve your Hospice CAHPS survey response rate is important to ensuring that your survey data is accurate so you can compare your results with other providers in your area and target efforts on continuous improvement. How many responses do you need? CMS requires at least 30 complete surveys during an eight

3 Tips for Hospice Quality Performance Improvement

2018-07-03T19:16:19+00:00June 7, 2018|News|

With increased transparency to the public eye, agencies have an even greater incentive for hospice quality performance improvement, as well as an opportunity to shine in a competitive market. Here are three essential tips that you can use for hospice quality performance improvement. 1. Utilize Any & All Available Hospice Quality Performance Improvement Reporting Data It

HEALTHCAREfirst Participates in MCCM Caregiver Experience of Care Survey

2018-10-08T21:17:33+00:00January 16, 2018|Press Release|

Springfield, Mo. – January 16, 2018 – HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of Web-based home health software and hospice software, billing and coding services, and advanced analytics, announces its participation in the Medicare Care Choices Model (MCCM), Caregiver Experience of Care Survey (CECS). The CECS includes questions from the CAHPS Hospice Survey plus up to 15 supplemental questions that

Hospice Compare is Now Live

2018-05-30T19:15:29+00:00August 17, 2017|News|

As anticipated, today CMS launched Hospice Compare, a website that reports information on hospices that enables patients, family members, and health care providers to learn more about the quality of care each hospice provides. Utilizing CMS’ official Hospice Compare datasets, Hospices can be evaluated based on quality indicators such as the percentage of patients checked

FY 2018 Hospice Final Rule Published

2018-03-20T22:23:58+00:00August 4, 2017|News|

On August 1, 2017, CMS published the FY 2018 Hospice Final Rule. In the final rule, Medicare hospice payments, adjusted for inflation and other factors, will increase an estimated 1% or an estimated $180 million in 2018. This is in comparison to the 2017 final rule, which included a 2.1% increase, or $350 million, in payments.

Hospice CAHPS Vendor Selection: Tips to Help You Choose

2018-07-03T19:39:32+00:00June 5, 2017|Hospice Care|

Hospice CAHPS Vendor Selection: Choose wisely. The Hospice CAHPS Vendor Selection process is not easy. Choose a Hospice CAHPS vendor that understands the hospice industry and the challenges that you face. Find a company you can trust and that is responsive to your needs regardless of your agency’s size. Consider how long the vendor has been providing experience of

Hospice CAHPS Quality Measures

2018-04-12T02:21:09+00:00June 5, 2017|News|

As part of the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP), the CAHPS® Hospice survey, otherwise known as Hospice CAHPS, was developed with the intent of collecting and providing comparative quality data across all Medicare-certified hospices. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has stated that it will seek NQF endorsement for eight Hospice CAHPS quality measures comprised of one or more questions from the Hospice CAHPS survey

Hospice CAHPS Frequently Asked Questions

2018-05-24T22:13:54+00:00June 5, 2017|Hospice Care|

What is the Hospice CAHPS Survey? Drawing heavily on questionnaires from the public domain such as the Family Evaluation of Hospice Care (FEHC), CMS implemented a CAHPS® Hospice Survey, also referred to as Hospice CAHPS, to measure the experiences that patients and their caregivers have with hospice care. The survey was developed to: Provide a source

CMS Releases FY2018 Hospice Proposed Rule

2018-05-30T19:33:39+00:00May 10, 2017|News|

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released the FY2018 Hospice Proposed Rule. The rule proposes that the overall payments for Hospice providers increase by 1% ($180 Million). Additionally, the Hospice cap amount for the 2018 cap year would be $28,689.04. In addition to the cap and payment updates, the rule solicits comments regarding

HEALTHCAREfirst’s Deyta Analytics Division Announces 2017 Hospice Honors Recipients

2018-04-07T03:16:35+00:00May 9, 2017|Press Release|

Springfield, Mo. – May 9, 2017 – HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of Web-based home health and hospice software, billing and coding services, and advanced analytics, recently announced the recipients of the 2017 Hospice Honors, a prestigious program that recognizes hospices providing the highest level of quality as measured from the caregiver’s point of view. The