Hospice Item Set (HIS)

Hospice Item Set (HIS)

About this Page

The Hospice Item Set (HIS) webpage provides information and resources specific to the HIS. On this page are the direct links to the HIS manual, and related materials. News related to HIS activities (such as OMB approval) is also posted here.

The content on this page relates to HIS items and data collection only. Information on HIS-based quality measures, including measure specifications, can be found on the Current Measures webpage. The HQRP Requirements and Best Practices webpage provides updates about reporting requirements and announcements, focusing on best practice methods to help hospices be successful with HQRP requirements. For information on training related to item completion and submitting the HIS, visit the HQRP Training and Education Library webpage. 


April 15, 2024

CMS updated the current HIS Manual to incorporate a change in the expiration date for the HIS manual and both the Admission and Discharge Item sets. Adjustments were made to the footers, examples and tables to reflect more current dates.  Minor corrections were also made.

January 31, 2024

CMS updated the current HIS Manual to incorporate a change in terminology, referencing the Consensus-based Entity, or CBE. The Downloads below now include a new manual, HIS Manual V3.01, and the HIS Manual Change Table V3.00 to V3.01. These minor changes to the text in the manual had no impact on the current data sets. HIS Admission V3.00 and HIS Discharge V3.00 are still the current versions.

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04/15/2024 12:43 PM