As reported in November 2020 (AHT, 11/20/20), at the November quarterly hospice data refresh on Medicare Care Compare, CMS announced the public reporting of hospices’ data will freeze after the November 2020 refresh, due to the temporary exemption to the HQRP data submission requirements in responding to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE). This means that following the November 2020 refresh, the data publicly reported will be held constant through the November 2021 refresh. Further, no Provider Preview Reports will be issued for those refreshes that continue to display the constant or frozen data.
- AHT, 11/20/2020: https://abouthealthtransparency.org/2020/11/hospice-quality-of-care-patient-survey-data-refresh-on-cms-care-compare/
- Medicare Care Compare: https://www.medicare.gov/care-compare/