HQRP Quarterly Update for 1st Quarter of 2022 is Available

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The Hospice Quarterly Update for the first quarter of 2022 is now available. This update includes Hospice Quality Reporting Program highlights from January 2022 to March 2022, events and engagement opportunities for the second quarter of 2022 (April – June 2022), and selected questions and answers…… Continue reading HQRP Quarterly Update for 1st Quarter of 2022 is Available

Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum Rescheduled

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Just 2 days ago, I reported this Open Door Forum scheduled for tomorrow – April 7th.  This morning, CMS has notified providers that it has been rescheduled: **THIS HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO APRIL 20TH, 2:00PM – 3:00PM.** The next Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door…… Continue reading Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum Rescheduled

Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum: April 7, 2022

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The next Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum is scheduled for Thursday, April 7, 2022, PM at 2:00-3:00 PM Eastern Time (ET). Please call at least 15 minutes prior to the forum start time. **This Agenda is Subject to Change** Opening Remarks Chair –…… Continue reading Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum: April 7, 2022

Fiscal Year 2023 Hospice Payment Rate Update Proposed Rule

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare On Wednesday, March 30, 2022, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule (CMS-1754-P) that would provide routine updates on the development of a patient assessment instrument Hospice Outcomes and Patient Evaluation (HOPE) assessment tool, which would contribute to the patients plan…… Continue reading Fiscal Year 2023 Hospice Payment Rate Update Proposed Rule

Getting Started with HQRP CASPER QM Reports Now Available

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare To assist hospice providers in understanding and using the CASPER QM Reports that now include claims-based measures, CMS has updated this fact sheet to reflect the changes to the HQRP based on the (FY) 2022 Hospice Final Rule. This renamed and revised document, Getting Started with HQRP…… Continue reading Getting Started with HQRP CASPER QM Reports Now Available

HQRP Quarterly Update for 4th Quarter of 2021 is Available

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The Hospice Quarterly Update for the fourth quarter of 2021 is now available. This update includes Hospice Quality Reporting Program highlights from October 2021 to December 2021, events and engagement opportunities for the first quarter of 2022 (January – March 2022), and selected questions and answers…… Continue reading HQRP Quarterly Update for 4th Quarter of 2021 is Available

Important Updates on the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP)

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Swingtech sends informational messages to hospices related to the Quality Reporting Program (QRP) on a quarterly basis. Their latest outreach communication can be found on the HQRP Requirements and Best Practices webpage. If you want to receive Swingtech’s quarterly emails, then add or update the email…… Continue reading Important Updates on the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP)

Updated Information Gathering Report for Hospice Quality Reporting Program

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS has released the Hospice Quality Reported Program 2021 Information Gathering Reporting. This report provides information from literature reviews and expert interviews that supports expansion of the hospice quality reporting program. Specific topics include treatment of moderate to severe pain, patient preferences, spiritual care, social needs,…… Continue reading Updated Information Gathering Report for Hospice Quality Reporting Program

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