New Hospice Quality Reporting Toolkit Available to Educate and Assist Hospices With Quality Measures

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OCS addresses confusion around mandated public reporting to inform hospice providers that measures submitted to CMS in 2012 and 2013 will not be publicly reported.

...it is important that hospices have longitudinal support of quality reporting...

As leaders in hospice quality improvement for 20 years, OCS is proud to announce the release of a Hospice Quality Reporting Toolkit; an educational and instructional document designed to help hospices with the hospice public reporting mandates from the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

This document summarizes past and present guidelines of hospice quality reporting, along with providing significant insight into the future of quality reporting initiatives for hospices in 2012 and 2013. Hospice organizations can purchase the low-cost toolkit through the OCS website.

“As CMS takes initial steps toward the eventual standardization of hospice measures and public reporting, it is important that hospices have access to longitudinal support of quality reporting, including data submission templates, education, and integrated resource directories,” said Roger Herr, Strategic Advisor for OCS. “OCS has seen the evolving need and has set out to assist hospices in this transitional time.”

The Hospice Quality Reporting Toolkit is comprised of three sections, an educational overview Hospice Quality Data Submission Educational Overview, Hospice Quality Data Submission Instructions, and a template for Hospice Quality Submission.

The toolkit is an efficient way for hospice providers to learn the new hospice quality reporting mandate, quickly get up to speed on the impact of the mandate, and access guidelines and step-by-step instructions for 2012 and 2013 quality submission.

For questions about the Hospice Quality Reporting Toolkit, call 888.325.3396, write to info(at)ocsys(dot)com, or visit the OCS website.

About OCS and My InnerView
As a combined business unit of National Research Corporation, OCS and My InnerView empower clients and partners throughout the entire post-acute continuum of care, including hospice, home health, skilled nursing, assisted living, and more. The company offers market-leading survey solutions, predictive tools, data analytics, quality and outcomes reporting, financial insights, and the nation’s largest comparative databases. OCS and My InnerView partner with more than 12,000 post-acute providers.

For more information, please visit the OCS and My InnerView websites, write to info(at)ocsys(dot)com, or call 888.325.3396.

About National Research Corporation
National Research Corporation, headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska, is a leading provider of performance measurement, quality improvement services, and governance education to the healthcare industry in the United States and Canada.

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