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Home Health Care Compare Refresh Now Available

The January 2022 quarterly refresh for the Home Health Quality Reporting Program (HH QRP) is now available on Care Compare. For this refresh, HH Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) measure scores are based on three quarters of OASIS assessment data due to the temporary exception to the HH QRP data submission requirements in response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.

CMS notes that the claims-based quality measures have not been updated, as CMS has decided to continue with the data freeze for claims-based measures for an additional six months. This decision will allow CMS more time to analyze the impact of the required comprehensive exclusion of Q1 and Q2 2020 claims data on risk adjustment and reporting.

CMS is targeting the July 2022 refresh of Care Compare for the resumption of HH claims-based measure updates on Care Compare. Additional information can be found in the HH QRP COVID-19 Public Reporting Tip Sheet in the Downloads section of the HH Quality Reporting Training webpage and the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Hospice Wage Index and Payment Update Final Rule (HH Rider).

Contact: Meg Everett, meverett@leadingageny.org, 518-929-9342