To aid providers in compliance with Hospice Item Set (HIS) and Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and SystemsÂ® (CAHPSÂ®) requirements, CMS has posted the following materials as Downloads on the HQRP Requirements and Best Practices webpage.
- Getting Started with HQRP: This document provides detailed information on the requirements of HIS and Hospice CAHPS. It is designed especially for new providers and staff, and gives comprehensive detail on the background of each requirement, data submission deadlines, possible exemptions, and tips for compliance.
- HQRP Program Activities Checklist: This checklist can be used as a quick reference for hospice providers, outlining a checklist of HIS and Hospice CAHPSÂ® reporting activities and when each activity needs to be completed (e.g., annually, monthly, as needed).
- HQRP Fiscal Year 2019 Fact Sheet: This fact sheet outlines the specific compliance requirements for HIS and CAHPS for the Fiscal Year 2019 reporting year (data collection period 1/1/17 â€“ 12/31/17).