Hospice HOPE Update
Per CMS Announcement, 8/14/20:
Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) November 2019 Technical Expert Panel (TEP) Report
As part of the development of hospice quality measures, Abt Associates, under contract with CMS, convened a Technical Expert Panel (TEP). This report provides a summary of their first in-person, November 2019 TEP Meeting. It includes background on the focus of this TEP and purpose of developing the Hospice Outcomes and Patient Evaluation (HOPE), a real-time hospice assessment instrument, its role in quality measurement, and some quality measurement considerations, including outcome and claims-based measures.