Hospice Quality Reporting Program Structural Measure Deadline Passed
Pain Measure Deadline April 1, 2013
Friday, February 8, 2013
by: Public Policy Team

Section: Public Policy and Advocacy

The structural measure deadline for the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) was January 31, 2013. Since the deadline has passed, providers cannot return to the data entry site to submit or correct any errors in structural measure (QAPI) data. Although the structural measure deadline has passed, providers can still access the NQF #0209 Pain Measure portion of the data entry site to submit and attest to their Pain Measure data.

In order to be fully compliant with this year’s reporting requirements, in addition to submitting structural measure data, providers will also need to submit and attest to NQF #0209 data by April 1, 2013 in order to avoid a reduction in Annual Payment Update (APU).

In case of technical difficulty or general data entry questions, it is highly recommended that providers begin entering their NQF #0209 data now to provide additional time for correction in case of error. Providers should not wait until the deadline to enter their data.

Providers that fail to meet either of the required HQRP reporting deadlines (January 31 for the structural measure; April 1 for the NQF #0209 Pain Measure) will receive a two percentage point reduction in their 2014 APU.

VNAA has prepared guidance for hospices on the quality reporting program which you can access on the VNAA.org.

For more information on the HQRP data submission process, please visit the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Website.
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