CMS Announces Important Deadlines for Hospice Quality Reporting Program
Hospice Quality Reporting Program site open for submissions of 2013 structural measure and the 2013 #0209 pain measure; Registration for Hospice Item Set (HIS) data collection training is now available
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
by: VNAA Education and Quality Team

Section: Quality and Educational Programming

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  1. The Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) Data Entry and Submission Site link is now available for FY 2015 Reporting Cycle Data Submission.
The Hospice Quality Reporting Data Entry and Submission Site link is now available:  The site opened for user account registration, data entry and submission of 2013 measure data on Jan. 1, 2014. This site allows users to enter and submit the 2013 Structural measure and the 2013 NQF #0209 Pain measure data to CMS for the FY 2015 payment determination. Submit data for each measure to CMS by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on April 1, 2014 for payment determination.

PLEASE NOTE:  User accounts established during the Jan. 1, 2013 through April 1, 2013 submission period are no longer valid.  Each individual submitting measure data during the Jan. 1, 2014 through April 1, 2014 submission period must register for a new account.

The Technical User’s Guide for Hospice Quality Reporting Data Entry and Submission is also available as a download on the Data Submission portion of the CMS HQRP website.  This is the primary reference for the HQRP Data Entry and Submission Site for the FY2015 Reporting Cycle.

  1. Registration for the Hospice Item Set (HIS) Data Collection Training is now available here
Registration will be open until 11:59 PM ET on Monday, Jan. 27. The training will be at the CMS Central Office in Baltimore, MD, on Feb. 4 and 5 from 12:30-4:30 p.m. each day. Participants will need to attend both afternoons; the Feb. 5 session is not a repeat of Feb. 4, but includes unique material. The number of participants on-site will be limited and the number of in-person participants per hospice will be limited to one. Early registration is recommended.
To ensure access to the training for ALL hospices, the training will be live-streamed, and will also be recorded and posted on the CMS website for on-demand viewing. Instructions for live video-streaming access will be provided here. No registration is required for video streaming. If you are unable to live-stream the HIS Data Collection Training, videos of the trainings will be posted on the same site shortly after the training is complete.
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