On April 25th, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) posted their proposed FY 2020 payment rule for hospice on the Federal Register. In our blog we summarize what you need to know such as the potential rate impact between 2019 and 2020, additions to Hospice Compare, and new “high priority” measures they are considering adding to their Hospice Quality Reporting transparency.
SHP recently made improvements to the hospice portion of the Dashboard to include a new widget and two new preconfigured views that display quality measures for all of the same data types as the Hospice Scorecard, including: Provider, Case Manager, Team, Primary Diagnosis Category, and many more. Aside from the ability to group by all of our standard data types, the new widget can also be configured to report on all 22 of the HQRP and CAHPS quality measures available in our reporting.
The annual SHPBest recognition program was created to acknowledge home health and hospice providers that consistently provide high quality service. SHP would like to congratulate the 2017 SHP Best-of-the-Best winners, who have been recognized for achieving the highest overall HHCAHPS patient satisfaction or CAHPS Hospice caregiver satisfaction scores of all eligible SHP clients during the 2017 calendar year.
On April 28th, CMS issued the FY 2019 Hospice Payment and Quality Reporting proposed rule. Along with the typical annual payment updates, there were new proposals to the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) for consideration, but no mention of the Hospice Evaluation and Reporting Tool (HEART).
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the new Hospice Compare website in August. The data shows how important it is to track and manage your performance improvement program with real-time scores. With a 9 month delay expected in Hospice Compare data, your scores today will be part of the CMS benchmark through June 2019. Hospices should evaluate their highest and lowest performers for identifying best practices and remedial training accordingly.
The annual SHPBest recognition program was created to acknowledge home health and hospice providers that consistently provide high quality service. We are pleased to announce the 2016 SHP Best-of-the-Best winners, who have been recognized for achieving the highest overall HHCAHPS patient satisfaction or CAHPS Hospice caregiver satisfaction scores of all eligible SHP clients during the 2016 calendar year.
Strategic Healthcare Programs (SHP) has released a new first-in-class comprehensive Hospice Scorecard Report suite. As hospice providers and their referral sources continue their focus on quality and with the upcoming public reporting of hospice scores, the need for real-time data increases. SHP’s Scorecard suite will enhance hospice customers’ capability to measure, manage and report on quality metrics.
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...
Now that a full year of CAHPS Hospice data from the SHP database is available, we would like to share those results with you.
The rule includes two new quality measures and a new Hospice Item Set (HIS). CMS also reported that a star rating is coming soon.
To be ready for public reporting, hospices must start working now to ensure that these previously ineligible patients are meeting all applicable quality measures.
January 1, 2016 marks the start of the new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regulation on how hospices are reimbursed.
Home Health Line publishes article using SHP's new survey results from 15,000 surveys and over 1,000 providers.
For many years Hospice has been under the radar, but not anymore.
Home Health Line publishes article using SHP preliminary CAHPS® Hospice data.
We’re excited to be able to share the benchmarks from the first four months of CAHPS Hospice data so you can see which quality measures are getting positive results and where there is some real opportunity for improvement!
Home Health Line publishes article using SHP's Hospice HIS data
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 is an approved CAHPS® Vendor and began providing survey administration for early adopters on September 1, 2014.
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.
Download SHP's detailed FEHC-to-CAHPS® Hospice Crosswalk for free
SHP's data and other studies show that hospice care reduces costs and, as evaluated by consumers, consistently provides high quality care.
CMS has put its final stamp of approval on the Hospice Item Set (HIS). Now you need to get your hospice ready. Here’s how.
Using data collected from SHP clients who are using our hospice data analysis and benchmarking solution, we were able to fairly closely approximate the HIS measures and determine how well hospices are documenting their care and processes in key areas covered by the new item set.
Software vendors within and outside healthcare have long recognized the importance of partnering with software solutions that meet their clients’ expanding needs. One of the key components the current and prospective clients of software vendors look for in evaluating a system is the existence of interfaces with other solutions. Vendors that commit to ensuring their clients have access to tools that meet their existing needs and will carry them into the future show vision and are the ones worthy of consideration.
The interface will soon provide a similar seamless transmission of patient information used by SHP to survey families about their satisfaction with the hospice and bereavement services they received.
Delta hospice clients now have access to a seamless, automated connection that eliminates both manual data entry and file upload.
Although many agencies initially fought OASIS, most would be reluctant to give it up today and lose the valuable clinical insights gained through its use.
With additional public reporting on the way for both home health and hospice, as well as performance-driven payment and stiffer competition, providers have to work differently than they have in the past.
Too many patients are admitted in the final 72 hours of life, creating havoc and distress for patients, family members and hospice providers.