Hospice - Updated CAHPS Survey Data and Filing Deadline for Exemption Reminder

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By Marissa Machado posted 10 days ago

  
  • UPDATED: CAHPS Hospice Survey Response Rate: The CAHPS Hospice Survey response rate for the upcoming public reporting period second quarter of 2016 through the first quarter of 2018 (04/01/2016 through 3/31/2018) is 33%, which is the same as the response rate for the current public reporting period, first quarter of 2016 through the fourth quarter of 2017 (1/01/2016 through 12/31/2017). For details regarding the formula that CMS uses to calculate the survey response rate, please see the CAHPS Hospice Survey Quality Assurance Guidelines, Version 5.0, available at:  http://www.hospicecahpssurvey.org/en/quality-assurance-guidelines/
  • UPDATED: Case-Mix Adjustment Methods for CAHPS Hospice Survey Measures: The Case-Mix Adjustment document has been updated with case-mix adjustments for each question composing a publicly reported CAHPS Hospice Survey measure top- or bottom-box score, displaying the four most recent quarters within the 8-quarter rolling reporting period: Q2 2017 – Q1 2018. Click here to view or download the document that will permit a survey vendor or hospice to closely approximate the effect of case-mix adjustment on CAHPS Hospice Survey results. 
  • UPDATED: CAHPS Hospice Survey State Scores Posted: The CAHPS Hospice Survey State Score document for the upcoming public reporting period (second quarter of 2016 through the first quarter of 2018) is available here.. 
  • UPDATED: CAHPS Hospice Survey National Percentiles Posted: The CAHPS Hospice Survey National Percentiles document for the upcoming public reporting period (second quarter of 2016 through the first quarter of 2018) is available here.
  • REMINDER: CY 2018 Participation Exemption for Size Form Now Available: The Participation Exemption for Size Form for the calendar year (CY) 2018 CAHPS Hospice Survey data collection and reporting requirements is available to complete and submit on the CAHPS Hospice Survey Web site (www.hospicecahpssurvey.org). Hospices that served fewer than 50 survey-eligible decedents/caregivers in CY 2017 (January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017 [or from assignment of CCN]) can apply for an exemption from participation in the CAHPS Hospice Survey for CY 2018. To view or complete the 2018 Participation Exemption for Size Form, please click on the left hand Participation Exemption for Size navigation button. The Participation Exemption for Size Form will be available to complete and submit online until December 31, 2018. Please note, exemptions on the basis of size are active for one year only. If a hospice continues to meet the eligibility requirements for this exemption in subsequent years, the organization will need to again request the exemption.


If a hospice has questions regarding the Participation Exemption for Size process or how to complete the Participation Exemption for Size Form, please contact the CAHPS Hospice Survey Project Team: hospicecahpssurvey@HCQIS.org or 1-844-472-4621.




The CAHPS Hospice Survey Project Team operates a technical assistance line in order to address questions or comments from hospices regarding the CAHPS Hospice Survey. Please submit any questions or comments to the CAHPS Hospice Survey Project Team at 
hospicecahpssurvey@HCQIS.org or 1-844-472-4621.
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