guides have been added to the CMS
website. User guides for the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (data
collection October 1 December 31, 2012 and data submission January 1 - April
1, 2013) are now available. CMS encourages providers to prepare for data
collection and submission by downloading and reading the guides. These guides
Guide for Hospice Quality Reporting Data Collection. This user guide will instruct hospice providers on
data collection processes for the Hospice Quality Reporting Program
(HQRP). Data collection activities for the first year of the HQRP will
take place October 1, 2012 December 31, 2012.
User Guide for Hospice Quality Reporting Data Entry and Submission. This user guide will instruct hospice providers on
data submission processes and provide details about the data entry website
for the HQRP. Data Submission activities for the first year of the HQRP
will take place January 1 April 1, 2013.
note that the data entry site is not yet available for provider use; the site
is scheduled to go live January 1, 2013.
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