2017 will be an important year for the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP). CMS plans to publicly share quality scores on a Hospice Compare website starting this year. On January 18th, CMS provided a full day of training to providers in Baltimore to share information on HQRP. Along with this on-site presentation, CMS live-streamed the event online to allow as many hospices as possible to participate. Here are some of the highlights...
To be ready for public reporting, hospices must start working now to ensure that these previously ineligible patients are meeting all applicable quality measures.
SHP's new real-time Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) reports help you get ahead of the curve and proactively intervene where improvement is in order.
In the first three months since the implementation of the Hospice Item Set (HIS), all but one of the 7 CMS Quality Measures have improved since July 2014.
SHP's data and other studies show that hospice care reduces costs and, as evaluated by consumers, consistently provides high quality care.