CMS has released a new document about the Hospice Quality Reporting Program with some useful information about Hospice Item Set (HIS) records. The entire document can be found here on CMS's website.
According to CMS the "document is intended to provide guidance on HIS-related questions that were received by the Hospice Quality Help Desk during . . . October–December of 2016."
HIS documentation that hospices submit now will impact agency scores on Hospice Compare when it goes live later this year. This means the scores will be only as accurate as the data agencies report!
Your success as an agency depends upon understanding the HIS Q&As and new HIS manual. Read through this article, and if you have any questions or comments, please feel free to reach out and comment below!