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Hospice Item Set V2.00 Data Submission Specifications

Posted by Donna Baldwin on Feb 21, 2017 7:00:00 AM

CMS_HIS.jpgThe Affordable Care Act (ACA) directed the establishment of quality reporting requirements for Hospice programs. One of the initial requirements was the introduction of the Hospice Item Set (HIS). Effective on July 1, 2014, all Medicare-certified Hospice providers were
required to submit HIS-Admission and HIS-Discharge records on all patient admissions and discharges at their Hospice regardless of the patient's payer source, age, or where the patient received Hospice services.

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First Year of Hospice Data Released

Posted by Crystal Parks on Dec 28, 2016 9:00:00 AM

hospice quality reporting program

Data collected by Hospice Item Set (HIS) and Hospice Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and System Survey (CAHPS) between July 2015 - July 2016 was recently released. This marks the first publication of national hospice data.  

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Topics: Hospice, Hospice Item Set, Hospice CAHPS

Latest Hospice Item Set (HIS) Specifications

Posted by Crystal Parks on Aug 29, 2016 9:56:03 AM


CMS released the final version of the HIS Data Submission Specifications (v2.00.0) on August 22nd.  HIS v2.00.00 is set to go into effect on April 1, 2017.  There were no changes in the final version from the previously posted draft specifications. Hospices are encouraged to review the latest guidance to prepare for implementation next spring.

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Possible Affects of the FY2017 Proposed Hospice Rule on Your Agency

Posted by Crystal Parks on May 17, 2016 7:00:00 AM


We understand that overseeing your patients’ day-to-day comprehensive care is exhausting and time-intensive.

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Topics: Hospice Quality Reporting, Hospice, Hospice Item Set

Reminder of the Completion and Submission Timeframes for Hospice Item Set Records

Posted by Crystal Parks on Sep 26, 2014 12:52:57 PM

As has been previously communicated by CMS, all Medicare-certified hospices are required to complete and submit a Hospice Item Set (HIS)-Admission record and HIS-Discharge record for patient admissions on or after July 1, 2014. 

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Topics: Hospice Item Set


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