Hospice QRP November 2019 Technical Expert Panel Report

As part of the development of new 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.   Please visit the HOPE webpage for more information, and click here to access the TEP Report.