CMS Announces Hospices Selected for the (HOPE) Alpha Testing

Posted on Monday, September 21, 2020

Today based on a public engagement opportunity, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is announcing the selection of 20 Medicare-certified hospice providers to participate in the alpha testing phase of development of the Hospice Outcomes & Patient Evaluation (HOPE) assessment.  These providers represent the diversity of hospices through their various sizes, geographic locations, urban and rural, business models, and use of electronic and paper-based data collection.  HOPE Alpha Testing will begin this fall 2020.

The HOPE assessment is important to developing a set of hospice quality measures, including outcome measures, that reflect the needs of patients, their families, and caregivers throughout the hospice stay. The following are the 20 Medicare-certified hospice providers to participate in the HOPE Alpha Testing:

Hospice City State
Agape Care-South Carolina Spartanburg SC
Bridge Home Health and Hospice Findlay OH
Carris Health Rice Hospice Willmar MN
Chaplaincy Health Care Kennewick WA
Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care Lakewood NY
Circle of Life Hospice Springdale AR
Covenant Care Pensacola FL
Elara Caring Jackson MI
Elite Hospice (LHC Group) Mena AR
Embracing HospiceCare Wall NJ
Homeland Hospice Harrisburg PA
Hudson Valley Hospice Poughkeepsie NY
Interim Healthcare Hospice Worthington OH
Mercy Hospice Saint Louis MO
Nathan Adelson Hospice Las Vegas NV
Salus Hospice Irvine CA
Sharp HospiceCare La Mesa CA
Tabitha Hospice Lincoln NE
Valley Hospice Rayland OH
Visiting Nurse Service of New York Hospice New York NY


Source: CMS


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