Hospice Compare Refresh is now Available

CMS announced that the Hospice Compare Quarterly Refresh is available today, December 12, 2017. This quarterly Hospice Compare refresh presents results for patient stays discharged for Q1 2016 – Q4 2016 for HIS data.

Visit Hospice Compare to view the results.

The next refresh of Hospice Compare is scheduled for February 20, 2018 and will include HIS and CAHPS quality measure data.

REMINDER: Remember to review your provider preview reports and CAHPS® Survey provider preview reports in your CASPER folder. These reports include Hospice Item Set (HIS) quality measure results from Quarter 2- 2016 to Quarter 1-2017 and your facility-level CAHPS® survey results from Quarter 2, 2015 to Quarter 1, 2017. Providers have 30-days to review their HIS and CAHPS® results (December 1, 2017 through December 30, 2017).

If you believe there are errors in the results from the HIS measure and/or CAHPS® Survey data, you may request CMS review following the process outlined on the HQRP Public Reporting webpage and the Hospice Quality Public Reporting- CAHPS® Preview Reports and Requests for CMS Review of CAHPS® Data webpage.

For more information on how to access these reports, view the HIS Preview Report Access Instructions and the Hospice CAHPS® Provider Preview Reports Access Instructions.

Feel free to email your questions to NHPCO at quality@nhpco.org.