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Recorded Hospice Item Set (HIS) Technical Training Modules Now Available

Hospice Item Set (HIS) technical training will be available beginning the week of May 5, 2014 on the QIES Technical Support Office website at https://www.qtso.com/. This training is for Medicare-certified hospices required to submit Hospice Item Set (HIS) records for the Hospice Quality Reporting Program.

The Hospice technical training consists of a series of short-recorded WebEx modules that will demonstrate the registration and submission process to hospice users. Information covered in these training modules include registration of two separate user IDs; installation of the Juniper communication software; submission of HIS record files to the QIES ASAP system and accessing the CASPER Reporting system to retrieve the Hospice Final Validation Reports. The Hospice Item Set (HIS) Submission User's Guide and CASPER Reporting User's Guide For Hospice Providers will also be available on the https://www.qtso.com/website on the Hospice User Guides & Training page. These guides are essential and providestep by step instructions that coincide with the WebEx modules to guide users through the HIS record submission process.

Please view these short WebEx modules and then read/review the technical user's guides that are provided.  This is critical to ensure successful registration for user IDs and subsequent submission of the HIS records for the Hospice Quality Reporting Program.

CMS encourages users to plan and schedule time in early May to watch the technical modules as registration for user IDs begins May 19, 2014.


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