Hospice Quality Reporting Program: Quarterly Updates for October – December 2020

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

This document provides Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP)-related updates on events and guidance from the 4th Quarter of 2020 (October-December 2020) and prepares for 1st Quarter of 2021 (January –March 2021).

Some examples of what you’ll find in the document are:

The Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) Requirements and Best Practices website with many resources is found here.   This webpage provides resources for the HQRP overall, which includes both Hospice Item Set (HIS) and Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HospiceCAHPS®) 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.