Hospice QRP APU FY 2021: Successful Facilities List Posted

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP 
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare

On October 1, 2020, CMS posted the list of successful hospices for FY 2021 Hospice QRP.  These hospices met the CY 2019 hospice quality data reporting requirements that impact FY 2021 payment.  Successful hospices receive their full annual payment update (APU).

As stated in the Fiscal Year 2016 Hospice Wage Index and Payment Rate Update and Hospice Quality Reporting Requirements Final Rule, CMS has published a list of Hospice providers who successfully met the reporting requirements after all reconsideration requests have been processed. This report is updated on an annual basis.

Access this report here.  This successful facilities report is 97 pages in length.  Facilities are identified in alphabetical order by their name. 

More information regarding this program is found on the HQRP Requirements and Best Practices webpage.  There are 4 updates since mid-December 2019 on this page.  You’ll also find numerous downloads.   

“The Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) Requirements and Best Practices webpage provides updates regarding reporting requirements, and announcements focusing on best practice methods to help hospices be successful with HQRP requirements.

This webpage provides resources for the HQRP overall, which includes both Hospice Item Set (HIS) and Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (Hospice CAHPS®) Hospice survey. Specific resources available on this page include quick start and reference guides for all providers, especially new providers; quarterly update documents, which include frequently asked questions from the Hospice Quality Help Desk; and other general fact sheets.  To obtain the latest regulations and notices, including proposed and final rules related to the HQRP, please visit CMS’s Hospice Center webpage.

[When I authored this blog, the hyperlink to the Hospice Center webpage – last line above the graphic – wasn’t functioning.  Hopefully, CMS has fixed the hyperlink so you can access that webpage after reviewing my blog.  If it’s still not connecting, try this link: https://www.cms.gov/Center/Provider-Type/Hospice-Center.]