Regulatory update for Hospice Administrators

NHPCO confirmed with CMS that temporary exemptions for HQRP Requirements end on June 30, 2020 and starting on July 1, 2020 hospices providers are expected to resume timely quality data collection and submission of CAHPS® Hospice Survey and HIS records for all new HIS admission records and any HIS discharge records that occur on or after July 1, 2020. The data collection for this year is from July 1 through December 31, 2020.


NOTE: Flexibility waivers will remain in place for the duration of the COVID-19 PHE. For example, the telecommunications waiver remains in effect and can be applied to the HIS.



Janice McDermott

Director of Hospice & Palliative Care

Home Care, Hospice & Palliative Care Alliance of NH

603 225 5597