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UPDATED: CAHPS Hospice Survey Selecting and Authorizing a Survey Vendor (Spanish) Podcast Posted (posted 06/29/2022)

The CAHPS Hospice Survey Project Team has developed a Spanish language podcast for Selecting and Authorizing a Survey Vendor. The podcast and transcript are available on the Podcast tile on the Home Page or in the Information for Hospices dropdown.


UPDATED: CAHPS Hospice Survey Response Rate (posted on 05/20/2022)

The CAHPS Hospice Survey response rate for the Quarter 2 2019 - Quarter 4 2019; Quarter 3 2020 - Quarter 3 2021 public reporting period is 30%.


UPDATED: Case-Mix Adjustment Methods for CAHPS Hospice Survey Measures Document Posted (posted on 05/20/2022)

Click here to view or download the document that will permit a survey vendor or hospice to closely approximate the effect of case-mix adjustment on CAHPS Hospice Survey results, using updated coefficients and means for the Quarter 2 2019 - Quarter 4 2019; Quarter 3 2020 - Quarter 3 2021 public reporting period.

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UPDATED: CAHPS Hospice Survey State Scores Posted (posted on 05/20/2022)

Average CAHPS Hospice Survey measure scores for each state for the Quarter 2 2019 - Quarter 4 2019; Quarter 3 2020 - Quarter 3 2021 public reporting period are available here.

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UPDATED: CAHPS Hospice Survey National Percentiles Posted (posted on 05/20/2022)

National percentiles of hospice performance on CAHPS Hospice Survey measures for the Quarter 2 2019 - Quarter 4 2019; Quarter 3 2020 - Quarter 3 2021 public reporting period are available here.

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Fiscal Year 2023 Hospice Proposed Rule Released (posted 04/08/2022)

CMS has issued a proposed rule to update the Medicare hospice wage index, Medicare hospice payment rates and cap amount for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023. The proposed rule has been published and is available at https://www.federalregister.gov/public-inspection/2022-07030/medicare-program-fy-2023-hospice-wage-index-and-payment-rate-update-and-hospice-quality-reporting. Public comments on the proposal will be accepted until May 31, 2022. A Fact Sheet summarizing the proposed rule is available here.

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CY 2022 Participation Exemption for Size Form Now Available (posted 01/06/2022)

The Participation Exemption for Size Form for the calendar year (CY) 2022 CAHPS Hospice Survey data collection and reporting requirements is available to complete and submit on the CAHPS Hospice Survey Web site (www.hospicecahpssurvey.org). Hospices that served fewer than 50 survey-eligible decedents/caregivers in CY 2021 (January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021 [or from assignment of CCN]) can apply for an exemption from participation in the CAHPS Hospice Survey for CY 2022.

To view or complete the 2022 Participation Exemption for Size Form, please click here. The Participation Exemption for Size Form will be available to complete and submit online until December 31, 2022.

Please note, exemptions on the basis of size are active for one year only. If a hospice continues to meet the eligibility requirements for this exemption in subsequent years, the organization will need to again request the exemption.

If a hospice has questions regarding the Participation Exemption for Size process or how to complete the Participation Exemption for Size Form, please contact the CAHPS Hospice Survey Project Team: hospicecahpssurvey@hsag.com or 1-844-472-4621.

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This page was last modified on 06/29/2022.