CMS Announces Hospice Outcomes & Patient Evaluation (HOPE) Beta Test Recruitment 

Situation Report | May 17, 2021

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and its contractor, Abt Associates, are now recruiting Medicare-certified hospice providers to participate in a beta test of the draft hospice patient assessment instrument called Hospice Outcomes & Patient Evaluation (HOPE). Recruitment ends June 14, 2021. Data collection is anticipated to begin in fall 2021.

The detailed recruitment announcement and application for participation are available on CMS’s Hospice QRP Provider and Stakeholder Engagement webpage.

Those interested should complete the application and e-mail to by June 14, 2021.

The HOPE development work is under CMS contract number 75FCMC18D0014 and task order number 75FCMC19F0001.