Save the Date: Upcoming Hospice Item Set (HIS) Training
Friday, December 13, 2013
by: VNAA Education and Quality Team

Section: Quality and Educational Programming




Get the Only Clinical Manual Your Agency Needs.

Designed specifically to help multidisciplinary home health and hospice professional teams improve their ability to deliver high-quality and consistent care in one adaptable and comprehensive evidence-based manual, the 18th edition of VNAA's Clinical Procedure Manual is one you won't want to miss.

Order before Dec. 31, 2013 and receive an additional 15% off.

Learn More


Follow the Pathway to Best Practices

VNAA introduces a new quality improvement and workforce training resource, the VNAA Blueprint for Excellence. It is a designed to provide information and tools for home health organizations, payers, policymakers, researchers and others with a stake in improving care transitions.

Available at no cost, the VNAA Blueprint includes research- and practice-based tools and training, as well as measurement and evaluation resources to guide home health care practices.

Learn More

Save the date for upcoming CMS provider trainings. CMS will host a series of provider trainings for the HIS in February and May 2014. Beginning July 1, 2014, hospices will be required to submit two HIS records for each patient admission – a HIS-Admission record and a HIS-Discharge record.

Trainings will be divided into two sessions:
  1. HIS data collection training: will be held over two half-day sessions on Feb. 4 and 5, 2014 in the afternoon.
  • This training will be geared towards teaching hospice providers how to complete the HIS-Admission and HIS-Discharge. The training will cover each item in the HIS, including instruction on how to complete each item, examples for each item, and a question and answer session.
  • The training will be video-streamed live online on Feb. 4 and 5. The training will also be video recorded and will be posted on the CMS HQRP website at a later date for provider viewing and download. Limited on-site attendance at this training will also be available.
  1. HIS Technical training: will be held in May 2014, exact date TBD.
  • This technical training for hospice providers and vendors will cover topics such as registration, obtaining user IDs, submitting files to the QIES ASAP system, and reviewing final validation reports. Details about the date, time, and delivery method of this training are not yet available. Providers should check the CMS HQRP website (link below) for updates.
Providers cannot yet register for either the HIS data collection or the HIS technical training sessions. Further details about HIS training registration processes will be posted on the CMS HQRP website as they become available. Providers should visit the CMS HQRP website on a regular basis for the most up-to-date information: http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/Hospice-Quality-Reporting/index.html?redirect=/Hospice-Quality-Reporting/
Post a Comment

Name
Email
Comment