Two New Educational Series Available to Hospice Providers
CMS released two series of educational modules, which are now available for streaming by hospice providers.
The first series, focuses on helping providers navigate the websites pertinent to the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP). We are excited to share the newly designed CMS HQRP website along with the CAHPS® survey website and the QIES Technical Support Office (QTSO) website to improve the user experience. This series also reminds providers of the Help Desks available to them to assist with HQRP-related questions.
The second series focuses on refined coding guidance for the HIS. Based on questions frequently asked on the Hospice Quality Help Desk, CMS has produced refined coding guidance for select Hospice Item Set (HIS) items. Refined coding guidance includes additional clarification on clinical examples, tips, and item-level HIS coding guidance.
Both series are available on CMS’s YouTube channels as short, self-directed segments (or modules). Slides and speaker notes for each series are also available on the “Hospice Quality Reporting Training: Training and Education Library” webpage.
Last chance to register for the Hospice Quality Reporting Program Webinar on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 from 1:30-3 pm ET. Click here to register!