If your agency provides Hospice services, you might be interested in this announcement by CMS.

Sharon Hamilton MS, RN, CFDS
Clinical Consultant, Briggs Healthcare

Recruitment Announcement – Focus Groups for Hospice Patient Assessment Instrument

CMS is currently recruiting experienced hospice providers and clinicians to participate in focus groups to discuss and provide input as we develop a hospice patient assessment tool. All interested participants will be considered based on their hospice role, knowledge, and experience with the Hospice Quality Reporting Program or completing patient assessments. Selection will take into account hospice type and location to ensure a nationally balanced representation of diverse hospices.

The complete, detailed Recruitment Announcement with the link for completing the Focus Group Application is posted in the Downloads section of the Hospice QRP Provider Engagement Opportunities webpage.

Those interested in participating, please CLICK HERE to complete the Focus Group Application. Please respond by August 26, 2019.

If you have general questions about the focus groups and would like to contact CMS, please email Cindy Massuda, CMS’ Hospice Quality Reporting Program Coordinator, at Cindy.Massuda@cms.hhs.gov.

The instrument development work is under CMS contract number 75FCMC18D0014 and task order number 75FCMC19F0001.