Hospice Quality Reporting Program Forum – August 4, 2021

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare On Wednesday, August 4th, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will host a webinar to share updates on the on the fiscal year (FY) 2022 Hospice Wage Index and Payment Rate Update and Hospice Quality Reporting Requirements Final Rule. During this webinar, a CMS…… Continue reading Hospice Quality Reporting Program Forum – August 4, 2021

Hospice Quarterly Update for Q2 2021 Available

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The Hospice Quarterly Update for the second quarter of 2021 is now available. This 6-page update includes Hospice Quality Reporting Program highlights from April 2021 to June 2021, events and engagement opportunities for the third quarter of 2021 (July – September 2021), and selected questions and…… Continue reading Hospice Quarterly Update for Q2 2021 Available

Accredited Hospice Programs to Use CMS-2567 Form Beginning October 1, 2021

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare On July 13, 2021, the Federal Register published 2021-14866.  (CMS filed the notice on July 12, 2021.) This notice is for hospice programs and their survey process and involves the use of CMS-2567.  Note that there is a 1-month comment period. (Bolding below added by me.)…… Continue reading Accredited Hospice Programs to Use CMS-2567 Form Beginning October 1, 2021

Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) May Forum Materials and May 2021 Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) Update Now Available

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare On Wednesday, May 12, 2021 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) hosted the Spring 2021 HQRP Forum to provide information on the Hospice Outcomes & Patient Evaluation, or HOPE. Materials from this HQRP Forum, including a recording of the presentation, are now available in…… Continue reading Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) May Forum Materials and May 2021 Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) Update Now Available

REGISTRATION OPEN: The HQRP – Understanding the Composite Quality Measure Webinar

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will be hosting a webinar on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. ET. The purpose of this training is to provide a general overview of the Hospice Quality Composite Measure and how it differs from…… Continue reading REGISTRATION OPEN: The HQRP – Understanding the Composite Quality Measure Webinar

Post-Training Materials Now Available for the Hospice QRP: Changes in the Hospice Item Set (HIS) Manual V3.00 Webinar

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Post-training materials are now available for the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP): Changes in the Hospice Item Set (HIS) Manual V3.00: What You Need to Know! webinar that was presented on Thursday, April 15, 2021. Training materials include: Presentation (including answers to knowledge checks): Document DownloadVideo…… Continue reading Post-Training Materials Now Available for the Hospice QRP: Changes in the Hospice Item Set (HIS) Manual V3.00 Webinar

Hospice Quality Reporting Program Forum – May 12, 2021

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare On Wednesday, May 12, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will host a webinar to share updates on the Hospice Outcomes & Patient Evaluation (HOPE) assessment. During this webinar, CMS subject matter experts will discuss the following: HOPE background and objectivesHOPE development and testing…… Continue reading Hospice Quality Reporting Program Forum – May 12, 2021

HQRP Quarterly Update for 1st Quarter of 2021 Available

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The Hospice Quarterly Update for the first quarter of 2021 is now available. This update includes Hospice Quality Reporting Program highlights from January 2021 to March 2021, events and engagement opportunities for the second quarter of 2021 (April – June 2021), and selected questions and answers…… Continue reading HQRP Quarterly Update for 1st Quarter of 2021 Available

Training Materials Available for The Changes in the Hospice Item Set (HIS) Manual V3.00 Webinar

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The training materials for “Changes in the Hospice Item Set (HIS) Manual V3.00 Webinar” scheduled for Thursday, April 15, 2021 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET. are now available under the Downloads section on the HQRP Training and Education Library Webpage.  If you have not…… Continue reading Training Materials Available for The Changes in the Hospice Item Set (HIS) Manual V3.00 Webinar

Hospice Payment Rate Update for FY 2022

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare On April 8, 2021, CMS issued a proposed rule that would provide routine updates to hospice base payments and the aggregate cap amount for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022. This proposed rule also includes a comment solicitation regarding hospice utilization. In addition, this rule proposes to rebase…… Continue reading Hospice Payment Rate Update for FY 2022