ExpiredHospice Quality Reporting Requirements and Using Quality Reports in QAPI Program

  • October 13, 2016
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Under the Affordable Care Act, hospice providers are required to report quality data to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The structural measure provides CMS with general information about the types of quality indicators that are currently being used by hospice providers in their QAPI programs.  Beginning with fiscal year (FY) 2014, and for each subsequent FY, the market basket update was reduced by two percentage points for any provider that does not comply with the quality data submission.  We are now 2 years in, and there the results are being felt around the country.  Join Diane Link for this discussion on the 2017 CMS Hospice Quality Reporting Requirements and how to use the quality reporting requirements in the QAPI system.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learner will have increased knowledge of the current (2016) and 2017 CMS Hospice Quality Reporting Requirements.
  2. Learner will be able to use quality reporting requirements as part of the QAPI program.


Presenter:  Diane Link has been an RN for over 25 years. Her experience includes long term care as well as acute care and obstetrics, with the majority of her time being spent in home health and hospice. She began her career in the 1990’s and has occupied a variety of roles such as field nurse, performance improvement nurse, clinical manager and executive director. Diane has worked as a CHAP (Community Health Accreditation Program) surveyor for home health, hospice and private duty services and is currently a home health/hospice clinical consultant with BlackTree Healthcare Consulting.


Conflict of Interest Statement Diane Link, RN, MHA has no actual, potential or perceived conflict of interest. The nurse planners have no actual, potential or perceived conflict of interest.  This program qualifies for 1.5 CEU credits for nurses through the Home Care Association of New Hampshire (HCANH).  A signed roster and evaluation is required for participants requesting CEU’s.

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