Hospice provides comprehensive and interdisciplinary health care to terminally ill patients, as well as bereavement and support services to the patients’ loved ones. Patients receiving hospice care forgo curative treatments. Hospice care is provided through certified hospice programs, and may be delivered in any patient care setting, but is most often provided in the patient’s home.
CHA provides state and federal representation and advocacy in the legislative and regulatory arenas to improve access to quality, cost-effective hospice health care services.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is seeking input from providers related to the implementation of the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP). On behalf of CMS, Health Care Innovation Services is requesting that interested providers participate in brief interviews to help CMS better understand the burdens of the HQRP, how providers ensure accuracy of data, how the HQRP has impacted patient services and outcomes, and what CMS can do in the future to improve the program and processes.
Interviews will be conducted by telephone, and reports or supplemental documents submitted to CMS will not link answers to any specific providers. Anyone interested in participating should contact Pat Hanson at firstname.lastname@example.org.