Register for the December Hospice Quality Reporting Program Forum

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare On Thursday, December 16th, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will host a webinar to share updates for the Hospice Quality Reporting Program. During this webinar, CMS subject matter experts will provide information on the following topics: The Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers &…… Continue reading Register for the December Hospice Quality Reporting Program Forum

Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) October Forum Materials Available Now

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare On Tuesday, October 19, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) hosted the October 2021 HQRP Forum to provide information on the new Quality Measure (QM) Specifications User’s Manual v1.00 and the two new claims-based measures included in the Manual. Materials from this HQRP Forum,…… Continue reading Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) October Forum Materials Available Now

Upcoming Rulemaking for Survey and Enforcement Requirements for Hospice Programs

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare On October 20, 2021, CMS posted QSO-22-01-Hospice. Discussion: In current rulemaking, CMS outlines the statutory requirements and dates included in the CAA 2021. Given that some statutory timelines are effective prior to the effective date of the final rule, CMS’s ability to conduct compliance monitoring activities…… Continue reading Upcoming Rulemaking for Survey and Enforcement Requirements for Hospice Programs

FY 2022 Hospice Final Rule: What Hospices Need to Know

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The post-event training materials are now available for The FY 2022 Hospice Final Rule: What Hospices Need to Know! webinar that took place Tuesday, August 31, 2021. The training materials are available under the Downloads section of the HQRP Training and Education Library. Training materials include:…… Continue reading FY 2022 Hospice Final Rule: What Hospices Need to Know

Hospice Quality Reporting Program Forum – October 19, 2021

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare On Tuesday, October 19th, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will host a webinar to share updates on the new claims-based measures for the Hospice Quality Reporting Program. During this webinar, CMS subject matter experts will provide information on the following topics: • Quality…… Continue reading Hospice Quality Reporting Program Forum – October 19, 2021

Updated Hospice Current Measures and New Quality Measure (QM) Specifications User’s Manual

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Version 1.00 of the HQRP QM Specifications User’s Manual and updated Current Measures document are now available. These documents detail the four HQRP measures that meet the HQRP requirements. They are the HIS Comprehensive Assessment at Admission (NQF# 3235); the claims-based Hospice Visits in the Last…… Continue reading Updated Hospice Current Measures and New Quality Measure (QM) Specifications User’s Manual

Hospice Outreach Email – September 2021

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The Swingtech Help Desk Team, a CMS subcontractor, has posted the Hospice Outreach Email for September 2021.  This 2-page email’s subject is the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) – Important Reminders and Updates. Contents of the email include: COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) UpdatesFY 2023 Hospice…… Continue reading Hospice Outreach Email – September 2021

Agency-Level Hospice Quality Measure (QM) Reports Now Include Claims-Based Measures

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare QM Reports now include two measures based on Fiscal Year 2018 and 2019 Medicare claims data: the Hospice Care Index (HCI) and Hospice Visits in the Last Days of Life (HVLDL). Hospices can use the QM Report to learn about HCI and HVLDL and begin efforts…… Continue reading Agency-Level Hospice Quality Measure (QM) Reports Now Include Claims-Based Measures

PRE-TRAINING MATERIALS AVAILABLE – The FY 2022 Hospice Final Rule: What Hospices Need to Know! (August 31, 2021 Webinar)

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The pre-training materials are now available for The FY 2022 Hospice Final Rule: What Hospices Need to Know! webinar on Tuesday, August 31, 2021, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET. The training materials are available under the Downloads section of the CMS Hospice Quality Reporting…… Continue reading PRE-TRAINING MATERIALS AVAILABLE – The FY 2022 Hospice Final Rule: What Hospices Need to Know! (August 31, 2021 Webinar)