Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Hospice Quality Reporting Program: Provider Preview Reports

30 day countdown to request corrections has begun!
The Hospice Provider Preview Reports with the quality measure results that will be used in public reporting on the Hospice Compare website are available now. The 30 day window for review of the results for accuracy and submission of a formal request to CMS for review and correction began on June 1, 2017.  

Hospice Provider Preview Reports:
The Hospice Provider Preview Report is an important last step in the hospice public reporting process prior to the release of data on Hospice Compare in the summer of 2017.  The results included in the report are limited to quality measures based on HIS data submitted for Quarter 4- 2015 to Quarter 3-2016. Results for quality measures based on Hospice CAHPS data will be available prior to inclusion in Hospice Compare in 2018.

The data used in the Provider Preview Reports are currently “frozen” but hospices may continue to submit corrections and additions to their HIS data for up to 36 months beyond the target date on a given assessment. Changes in submitted data will be reflected in subsequent quarterly Provider Preview Reports and refreshes of Hospice Compare.

Access to the Preview Reports: 
The Provider Preview Reports are available in the Certification and Survey Provider Enhanced Reports (CASPER) system. Instructions for accessing the reports are posted on the Hospice Quality Public Reporting page of the HQRP website. Scroll to the bottom of the page and select “Hospice Provider Preview Report Access Instructions” from the available downloads.  

If a hospice identifies inaccuracies in its Provider Preview report a formal request for review should be submitted to CMS.   

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