Public Reporting: Key Dates for Providers

CMS Hospice Public Reporting Key Dates for Providers

CMS encourages providers to be familiar with the important dates outlined in the tables below. Providers need to submit all Hospice Item Set (HIS) modification or inactivation records prior to the 4.5 month data correction deadline for public reporting for the modifications to be reflected in the corresponding HIS Provider Preview Report and public display, located on Care Compare.

This means that providers have 4.5 months following the end of each calendar year (CY) quarter to review and correct their HIS records with target dates (which is the admission date for HIS-Admission records and discharge date for HIS-Discharge records) in that quarter for public reporting. After this 4.5 month data correction deadline has passed, HIS data from that calendar quarter will be permanently frozen for the purposes of public reporting. Updates made after the correction deadline will not appear in any subsequent Care Compare refresh. This policy is at the HIS record-level, meaning a patient’s HIS-Admission and HIS-Discharge records may have different data correction deadlines.

HQRP data submission requirements were temporarily exempted in CY 2020 in response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. The exempted data is still impacting what is displayed on Care Compare. To understand the impact of the COVID-19 PHE data exemption, please refer to the first edition HQRP COVID-19 Public Reporting Tip Sheet (PDF) published in September 2020 and the Second Edition HQRP COVID-19 PR Tip Sheet published in December 2021. These can also be found in the Downloads section of the HQRP Requirements and Best Practices webpage.

Care Compare Refresh Schedule and Preview Periods

Refresh Date

August 2022 Refresh November 2022 Refresh February 2023 Refresh May 2023 Refresh

Quarters Included in Refresh for HIS Measures (includes patients discharged during these quarters)

Quarter 4 2020 – Quarter 3 2021 Quarter 1 2021 – Quarter 4 2021 Quarter 2 – Quarter 4 2021; Quarter 1 2022 Quarter 3 – Quarter 4 2021, Quarter 1 – Quarter 2, 2022

Quarters included in Refresh for CAHPS measure scores (includes patients who died during these quarters)

Quarter 2 – Quarter 4 2019;
Quarter 3 2020 – Quarter 3 2021

 

Quarter 3  Quarter 4 2019; Quarter 3 2020 Quarter 4 2021 Quarter 4 2019; Quarter 3 2020 – Quarter 1 2022 Quarter 3 2020 – Quarter 2 2022
Quarters included in Refresh for CAHPS Star Ratings (includes patients who died during these quarters)

Quarter 2 – Quarter 4 2019;
Quarter 3 2020 – Quarter 3 2021

Quarter 2 – Quarter 4 2019;
Quarter 3 2020 – Quarter 3 2021

Quarter 4 2019; Quarter 3 2020 – Quarter 1 2022 Quarter 4 2019; Quarter 3 2020 – Quarter 1 2022

Quarters included in Refresh for Claims-based Measures (includes patients with claims for care received during these quarters)

Quarter 2 – Quarter 4 2019; Quarter 3 2020 – Quarter 3 2021 Quarter 2 2019 – Quarter 4 2019; Quarter 3 2020 – Quarter 3 2021 Quarter 2 2019 – Quarter 4 2019; Quarter 3 2020 – Quarter 3 2021 Quarter 2 2019 – Quarter 4 2019; Quarter 3 2020 – Quarter 3 2021

Month that Provider Preview Reports (HIS, Claims, CAHPS) are released

May

August

November

Februrary

 

Upcoming Data Correction Deadlines for Public Reporting

Target Date of HIS Record

 

HIS Record Data Correction Deadline for Public Reporting (11:59:59 p.m. E.T.) 

 

Quarter 1, 2022

(01/1/22-03/31/22)

August 15, 2022

Quarter 2, 2022 (04/1/22-06/30/22)

November 15, 2022

Quarter 3, 2022 (07/1/22-09/30/22)

February 15, 2023

Quarter 4, 2022 (10/1/22-12/31/22)

May 16, 2023

CMS encourages providers to review quality measure data early and often using their CASPER QM Reports and not wait until the 4.5-month data correction deadline for public reporting to submit any necessary HIS corrections. For more information on how providers can use their CASPER QM Reports to review data please see the CASPER QM Reports Fact Sheet in the Downloads section of the HQRP Requirements and Best Practices webpage.

Upcoming CAHPS Hospice Survey Data Submission Deadlines

During CY 2022 and 2023 the CAHPS Hospice Survey will continue data collection as normal.  This means that deadlines for data submission to the CAHPS Hospice Survey data warehouse will occur on the second Wednesday of the month in February, May, August, and November.

CAHPS Hospice Survey Upcoming Data Submission Deadlines in CY 2022 and 2023

Quarter

Dates of Deaths

Data Submission Deadline

Quarter 1 2022

January-March 2022

August 10, 2022

Quarter 2 2022

April-June 2022

November 9, 2022

Quarter 3 2022

July-September 2022

February 8, 2023

Quarter 4 2022

October-December 2022

May 10, 2023


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