Hospice Providers: November 2020 Care Compare Quarterly Refresh is Available Now

The November 2020 quarterly refresh for the Hospice Quality Reporting Program is now available on Care Compare. Care Compare is the recently launched, streamlined redesign of eight existing CMS healthcare compare tools on Medicare.gov, including Hospice Compare. Please visit Care Compare or Hospice Compare to view the new and updated quality data.

Please note that public reporting of hospices’ data will freeze after 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. For additional information on COVID-19 PHE data exemption, please see the Hospice COVID-19 Public Reporting Tip Sheet in the Downloads section of the HQRP Requirements and Best Practices webpage.