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)

Public Reporting Key Dates for Hospice Providers Update

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Hospice QRP will resume public reporting in February 2022.  To help you prepare for upcoming refreshes, we updated the Key Dates for Providers webpage to reflect the status of public reporting through August 2022.  For additional information, please see the Hospice FY2022 Final Rule at the…… Continue reading Public Reporting Key Dates for Hospice Providers Update

FY 2022 Hospice Final Rule: What Hospices Need to Know! (Webinar)

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will be hosting a webinar on Tuesday, August 31, 2021, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET. The purpose of this training is to educate providers about the changes in the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) resulting from…… Continue reading FY 2022 Hospice Final Rule: What Hospices Need to Know! (Webinar)

FY2022 Update to Hospice Payment Rates, Hospice Cap, Hospice Wage Index and Hospice Pricer

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS issued Transmittal 10929 … Change Request 12354 on August 4, 2021. I. SUMMARY OF CHANGES: This Change Request (CR) updates the hospice payment rates, hospice wage index, and Pricer for FY 2022. The CR also updates the FY 2022 hospice aggregate cap amount. These updates…… Continue reading FY2022 Update to Hospice Payment Rates, Hospice Cap, Hospice Wage Index and Hospice Pricer

Hospice Payment Rate Update: FY 2022 Final Rule Posted

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Late afternoon on Thursday, July 29, 2021, CMS issued a final rule that updates Medicare hospice payments and the aggregate cap amount for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 in accordance with existing statutory and regulatory requirements. This rule rebases the hospice labor shares and clarifies certain aspects…… Continue reading Hospice Payment Rate Update: FY 2022 Final Rule Posted

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