Minimum System Requirements for Home Health Agencies, Hospice Providers, Long Term Care Facilities, Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities and
Long Term Care Hospitals.
NEW: FY2016 System
Requirements [PDF 22KB] Effective 10/01/2015 - 09/30/2016
Requirements [PDF 23KB] Effective 10/01/2014 - 09/30/2015
Notice: Home Health Compare Data (posted 09/29/2015)
Some providers may see small differences between the measure value displayed on Home Health Compare in October and that shown on their preview
reports sent out in July, for select measures. This is because measure values were recalculated after the dissemination of the preview reports to
include any late or corrected submission received after measure values were initially calculated, for each month during the 12-month reporting period.
This recalculation did not affect the Quality of Patient Care star rating, or any of the measures included in its calculation. Going forward, the
data tables used to calculate measures for Home Health Compare will be updated prior to the dissemination of the preview reports to capture any late
or corrected OASIS submissions, and then frozen until display on Home Health Compare. Home Health Compare will continue to be updated on a
For all Medicare-Certified Agencies: (posted 09/22/2015)
There is always time to sign up for Home Health Care CAHPS (HHCAHPS). Please go to the official HHCAHPS website at
https://homehealthcahps.org to register for HHCAHPS and to authorize your HHCAHPS survey vendor. If you are participating in HHCAHPS, you are
strongly advised to regularly check your HHCAHPS reports on the "For HHAs" portal on
We will begin Star Ratings for HHCAHPS in January 2016. The current October 2015 data in your Preview Report includes Star Ratings for the October
2015 data, but these Star Ratings will not be reported on Home Health Compare in October 2015.
Please email HHCAHPS@rti.org with any questions about HHCAHPS.
Medicare.gov's Availability of Auxiliary Aids & Services (posted 10/2014)
For information about the availability of auxiliary aids and service, please visit:
Assessment Data Backup
Question: There have been situations where providers have
lost their database causing undue time spent restoring data.
Who is responsible for backing up this data?
Answer: It is the responsibility of the providers (Nursing
Facilities, Home Health Agencies, IRF PAI and Swing Bed)
to have a regular back up plan for all local assessment
If you need assistance with the back up of your data or
have questions with regard to this issue, contact the QTSO
Help Desk for assistance (firstname.lastname@example.org).