Hospice Information from CMS –

CMS requested that providers are reminded about registering for accounts for the Hospice Quality Reporting Program – the text follows.

Hospice Quality Reporting Program Data Entry/Submission Website now Available

Structural Measure Data Submission Deadline 1/31/13

 The data entry site for Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) data submission is live and active for provider use. The link to the data entry site is available on the Data Submission portion of the CMS HQRP website under “Related Links.” As providers may experience unexpected technical issues when registering for/activating their account, providers should not wait until all of their data is compiled to register for and activate their account. Early account creation and activation will help ensure that providers do not miss the 1/31/13 deadline for the structural measure. In order to meet the 1/31/13 structural measure deadline, providers should:

  1. Review the Technical User Guide for Hospice Quality Reporting Data Entry and Submission located on the CMS Hospice Quality Reporting Data Submission web page. It is imperative that providers review the Guide prior to registering for a user account. The Guide provides step-by-step instruction on registration, data entry, and submission of hospice quality reporting data. Also available is the Hospice Quality Reporting Program Data Entry and Submission WebEx recording. The recording is available on the Hospice Training page of the QTSO website.
  2. Register for a User Account. Visit the data entry website and create an account. Please note, hospice organizations will only be allowed one user account per CMS Certification Number (CCN). Hospices should carefully select the ONE individual that will enter required quality data for both measures. Thus, if you do not intend to complete the tasks of registration, data entry, attestation and submission for a specific hospice provider, please do not register for an account.
    Providers should register for an account now, even if they are not ready to submit their data immediately.
  1. Activate the User Account. After registering for an account, providers will receive a registration activation email from to activate their account. To activate your account you must click on the link in the body of the email. If the Hospice Registration Activation E-mail is not received, please take the following steps:
    1. If you have more than one e-mail address, check all your email accounts in case you registered with a different account.
    2. If the activation email has not been received at any of your email accounts, take the following steps for each account:
      1. Check all your Mail folders, not just your inbox.
      2.  Look in any folders marked Junk or Spam for an e-mail from
      3. If you do not have access to a Junk or Spam folder, check with your e-mail technical support staff to see if your mail server may have trapped the e-mail.
      4. If you are unable to locate the e-mail, contact the QIES Help Desk at for a Deactivation Form.
      5. Once you receive the Deactivation Form, fill it out completely and return it to the address on the form. Your registration attempt will be removed and you will be notified when you can register once again.  We strongly recommend you use a different e-mail address for the new registration.
  2. Once the account is activated, login and complete the Hospice Provider Information page on the data entry website.
  3. Enter your structural measure and NQF #0209 data. Providers do not have to enter all of their data in one sitting. Data for both measures can be saved on the data entry website and returned to at a later date.
  4. Attest to and submit data to CMS through the data entry website. Once your data entry for either measure is complete and accurate, submit and attest to the data for that measure.
    • Data for the structural measure must be attested to and submitted to CMS no later than January 31, 2013. Data for the NQF #0209 Pain Measure must be attested to and submitted to CMS no later than April 1, 2013.

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