CMS Resources

 

CMS conducted two live training sessions for HIS data collection in February 2014. CMS will provide technical training for HIS data submission in the form of instructional videos available through the QTSO website . These training videos will be posted during the first week of May 2014 and will be available indefinitely.

Please click on the bold colored titles below to access the links.

  • Hospice Item Set Information – The CMS main page for the Hospice Item Set.
  • CMS Hospice Item Set Manual (V1.00.0) (1/22/14) – The HIS Manual provides contextual information, timing and sequence policies, item-specific guidance, and information on data submission processes for the Hospice Item Set. An updated version (V1.01) will be made available by CMS soon.
    • CMS HIS Manual: Change Table from V1.00.0 to V1.01 (4/22/14) – A table which provides a detailed list of edits made in V1.01 of the HIS Manual. Revisions consist primarily of grammatical corrections and additional or reworded information to improve clarity.
  • Recorded Hospice Item Set (HIS) Technical Training Modules - a series of short recorded WebEx modules demonstrate the registration and submission process.
  • HART User Tool Training Modules - The Hospice Abstraction Reporting Tool, or HART, is a free JAVA-based software application provided by CMS for the entry and validation of HIS Records prior to submission to the QIES ASAP system. There are 4 WebEx training modules available that will demonstrate the use of the HART tool.
  • Registration for Hospice User IDs (5/20/14) - To submit HIS records, hospice providers must register for two separate user IDs – a CMSNet User ID and a QIES User ID. The online registration applications for the CMSNet User ID and the QIES Use are now available.
  • CMS Hospice Item Set Fact Sheet (10/18/13) – A general overview of the HIS that provides background information, possible steps for implementing the HIS in your hospice, HIS completion and submission timeframes, and additional HIS resources.
  • Fact Sheet on Updating HIS (3/21/14)Information regarding when updates to the HIS-Admission care process items are appropriate and the process for updating records.
  • HIS Data Collection Training Day 1 (2/4/14) – Video recording from the first of two live training sessions for HIS data collection conducted by CMS. Topics covered include a general overview of the HIS, item-specific instructions for HIS Administrative Items and Care Process Items, and Q&As. Also available for download on the CMS website .
  • HIS Data Collection Training Day 2 (2/5/14) - Video recording from the second of two live training sessions for HIS data collection conducted by CMS. Topics covered include additional item-specific instructions for HIS Care Process Items and Q&As. Also available for download on the CMS website .
  • CMS Hospice Item Set Training Slides (1/22/14) – Slides from the HIS data collection training sessions provided by CMS in February 2014.