Coming Soon: SHP Hospice Scorecard Suite

Strategic Healthcare Programs (SHP) is getting ready to release a Hospice Scorecard reporting suite that will be made available to all hospice organizations that utilize the SHP for Hospice solution. This unique suite of reports will meet hospices’ pressing need to measure, manage, and report quality by Case Manager, Team, Referral Source, Primary Payer, Primary Diagnosis, and more.

Getting Ready for the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) in 2017

February 09, 2017 Hospice
2017 will be an important year for the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP). CMS plans to publicly share quality scores on a Hospice Compare website starting this year. On January 18th, CMS provided a full day of training to providers in Baltimore to share information on HQRP. Along with this on-site presentation, CMS live-streamed the event online to allow as many hospices as possible to participate. Here are some of the highlights...

Home Health Payment Groupings Model is gaining momentum

February 02, 2017 Home Health
On January 18th, CMS presented a slideshow through their Medicare Learnings Network on a possible new payment refinement to home health care reimbursement called the Home Health Groupings Model (HHGM). This was the second call in six months where Abt Associates, CMS’ contractor, shared the HHGM background in addition to the 178 page technical report they issued in November 2016. This sure seems to be picking up speed.

Amedisys uses SHP benchmark data in pilot program to lower readmissions, empower patients

After seeing promising preliminary results, our customer Amedisys is expanding a pilot program that aims to lower overall costs through fewer readmissions. The outcomes from the pilot and future results from the program will be evaluated against Strategic Healthcare Programs' (SHP) benchmark data on 3 metrics: hospital readmission rates, functional status of the patient and shortness of breath.