Looking for more information about the new requirements for Hospice Quality Reporting?
The CMS WebEx training module on data submission for the Hospice Quality Reporting Program is now available online. It will remain available until April 2013. The training will help hospices prepare for web-based data entry and submission of quality data affecting the FY 2014 reimbursement rates.
To meet the hospice quality reporting requirements in order to qualify for full payment of Medicare rates in FY 2014, hospices must submit two measures: the Structural/QAPI measure and the NQF #0209 measure. Reporting of the structural measure may begin Jan. 1, 2013, and must be completed by Jan. 31, 2013, while reporting of data on the pain measure (NQF 0209) must be completed by April 1, 2013.
For more information visit Spotlight and Announcements on the Hospice Quality Reporting website.