HOPE BETA Test Recruitment 

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

CMS and their contractor, Abt Associates, are recruiting additional Medicare-certified hospice providers to participate in a beta test of the draft hospice patient assessment instrument called Hospice Outcomes & Patient Evaluation (HOPE). Recruitment is ongoing.

Training will occur mid-July 2022, with data collection slated to begin in August 2022 and continue through fall 2022. The detailed recruitment announcement is available here.

Those interested in participating should email HOPETesting@abtassoc.com. The HOPE development work is conducted under CMS contract number 75FCMC18D0014 and task order number 75FCMC19F0001.