Hospice Item Set (HIS)

Hospice Item Set (HIS)

The HIS is a patient-level data collection tool that will be used to collect data for 7 process measures:

1.    NQF #1617 Patients Treated with an Opioid who are Given a Bowel Regimen

2.    NQF #1634 Pain Screening

3.    NQF #1637 Pain Assessment

4.    NQF #1638 Dyspnea Treatment

5.    NQF #1639 Dyspnea Screening

6.    NQF #1641 Treatment Preferences

7.    Modified NQF #1647 Beliefs/Values Addressed (if desired by the patient)

For each patient admitted on or after July 1, 2014, completion of the HIS will be required on admission and on discharge.

§  Data collection period: July 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014.

§  Data submission is on a rolling basis. Data submission process -- TBA

§  Hospices that fail to report quality data via the HIS system in 2014 will incur a 2% market basket reduction for FY 2016 (starts October 1, 2015).

Each hospice will need two different user IDs when submitting HIS data to CMS; one user ID will be used for data submission, and the other will be used to retrieve data submission reports. Registration for these user IDs will begin on May 19, 2014. Details regarding the registration process will be posted as the registration start date approaches. Hospices should register for these user IDs well in advance of the July 1st data collection start date to allow time for their user ID requests to be processed.