Hospice Providers are Ready for Quality Measure Data Collection Today

Today marks the new hospice quality measures data capture requirements to report to CMS. In speaking with our hospice provider customers, they are prepared to capture the data required to report to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) through learning the requirements and regulatory specifications with the education we delivered in our September webinar series. Please be sure to join us again in our informative webinar on how to learn what data needs to be collected and reported to ensure compliance.

Our technology partner, Deyta, has introduced the “Comfortable Dying Measure Starter Toolkit,” a free tool that helps hospices accurately record patient information and calculate data elements that must be reported to CMS for all new hospice patients beginning October 1, 2012. The submission to CMS will begin on January 1, 2013 of the data collected.

The Comfortable Dying measure is the first hospice quality indicator that must be reported to CMS in response to the Affordable Care Act. The downloadable, Excel-based tool includes data entry and reporting capabilities, as well as instructions, measure protocols and implementation details. It automatically generates the CMS-reportable data elements and calculates results monthly and quarterly.

CMS resources for the hospice quality reporting can be found here.