The freeze date for the Hospice Item Set (HIS) data that will be included in quality measure calculations for the February 2018 Hospice Compare refresh is November 15, 2017. The February refresh will include HIS data from Q2 2016 to Q1 2017 (4/1/16-3/31/17). All HIS records, including modifications/corrections and inactivation’s, need to be submitted and accepted by the Quality Improvement and Evaluation System (QIES) Assessment Submission and Processing (ASAP) system by 11:59:59 p.m. E.D.T. 11/15/17 to be reflected in the Hospice Provider Preview Report that will be available on December 1, 2017.
For more information about the freeze date, preview reports, and key public reporting dates for providers, please see the Hospice Quality Public Reporting webpage.