CMS has published a list of important dates for hospice providers. This list covers the Hospice Compare refresh schedule, preview periods, freeze dates, as well as data correction deadlines.
Key dates are important for Public Reporting. When data are updated affects when the data are displayed on Hospice Compare. The data shown on your Preview Reports are the data that will be displayed on the next Hospice Compare refresh.
All providers should review their quality measure data early and often using their CASPER QM Reports, and not wait until the “freeze date” or the 4.5 month data correction deadline for public reporting to submit any necessary HIS corrections.