Hospice Provider Preview Reports Now Available for the August 2020 Refresh

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has updated and made available the Hospice Item Set (HIS) provider preview reports and Hospice Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) survey provider preview reports.

These are available in providers’ Certification and Survey Provider Enhanced Reports (CASPER) non-validation reports folder. CMS encourages hospice providers to review their HIS quality measure results from Quarter 4, 2018 to Quarter 3, 2019 and their facility-level CAHPS survey results from Quarter 4, 2017 to Quarter 3, 2019.

The 30-day preview period will run from May 28 to June 29. Requests for CMS review of HIS or CAHPS data must be submitted by 11:59:59 p.m. on June 29 in order to be reflected in the next quarterly refresh, scheduled for August 2020.

Additional information can be found on the CMS Hospice Public Reporting Background and Announcements website here.