Hospice QRP Care Compare Quarterly Refresh – May 2022  

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

The May 2022 quarterly refresh for the Hospice Quality Reporting Program is now available on Care Compare.

Hospice Item Set (HIS), Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Hospice Survey, and Claims-based measure scores exclude Quarter 1 and Quarter 2 of calendar year 2020. In addition, state averages will now be displayed for each measure.

Please note that the Hospice Visits in the Last Days of Life (HVLDL) and the Hospice Care Index (HCI) claims-based measures have been suppressed by CMS for all hospices and will not be publicly displayed for the May 2022 refresh. CMS is targeting the August 2022 refresh for the inaugural public display of these two new quality measures.

For additional information, please see the FY2022 Hospice Wage Index Final Rule at https://www.cms.gov/Center/Provider-Type/Hospice-Center. Please visit the Hospice Background and Announcements webpage to review the Claims-Based Measures Questions and Answersfor more information on the HCI and HVLDL.