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By HHCAHPS on 10/11/2018
The next data submission deadline is Thursday, October 18, 2018. We are now one week away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 2 of calendar year 2018 (CY18, Q2).

We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already submitted CY18,Q2 data for their HHA clients. If you have not yet submitted CY18,Q2 data for all or most of your HHA clients, we encourage you to submit your files as soon as possible.

Important Points to Remember:

To ensure that files can be accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on October 18, 2018, you must submit all Quarter 2 files on or before Wednesday, October 17, 2018. Since CMS will not accept any files after the data submission deadline, make sure you check your data submission reports to verify that all of your submitted files were accepted. And, correct and re-submit all files before the data submission deadline. Please feel free to contact us via email or through the toll-free number if you have any questions or...
By HHCAHPS on 10/4/2018
The next data submission deadline is Thursday, October 18, 2018. We are now approximately 2 weeks away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 2 of calendar year 2018 (CY18,Q2).

We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already begun submitting CY18,Q2 data for their HHA clients. If you have not submitted any data for Quarter 2, we encourage you to begin submitting your files as soon as possible.

Important Points to Remember:

Data files must pass both the initial validation checks and the “overnight” validation checks. To ensure that files can be accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on October 18, 2018, you must submit all Quarter 2 files on or before Wednesday, October 17, 2018. Since CMS will not accept any files after the data submission deadline, make sure you check your data submission reports to verify that all of your submitted files were accepted. And, correct and re-submit all files before the data submission deadline. Please...
By HHCAHPS on 9/20/2018
The next data submission deadline is Thursday, October 18, 2018. We are now approximately 4 weeks away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 2 of calendar year 2018 (CY18,Q2).

We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already begun submitting CY18, Q2 data for their HHA clients. If you have not submitted any data for Quarter 2, we encourage you to begin submitting your files as soon as possible.

Important Points to Remember:

Data files must pass both the initial validation checks and the “overnight” validation checks. To ensure that files can be accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on October 18, 2018, you must submit all of your Quarter 2 files on or before Wednesday, October 17, 2018. Since CMS will not accept any files after the data submission deadline, make sure you check your data submission reports to verify that all of your submitted files were accepted.  And, correct and re-submit all files before the data submission deadline. ...
By HHCAHPS on 7/12/2018
The next data submission deadline is Thursday, July 19, 2018. We are now one week away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 1 of calendar year 2018 (CY18, Q1).

We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already submitted CY18,Q1 data for their HHA clients. If you have not yet submitted CY18,Q1 data for all or most of your HHA clients, we encourage you to submit your files as soon as possible.

Important Points to Remember:

To ensure that files can be accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on July 19, 2018, you must submit all Quarter 1 files on or before Wednesday, July 18, 2018. Since CMS will not accept any files after the data submission deadline, make sure you check your data submission reports to verify that all of your submitted files were accepted.  And, correct and re-submit all files before the data submission deadline. Please feel free to contact us via email or through the toll-free number if you have any questions or need help...
By HHCAHPS on 7/5/2018
The next data submission deadline is Thursday, July 19, 2018. We are now approximately 2 weeks away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 1 of calendar year 2018 (CY18,Q1).

We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already begun submitting CY18,Q1 data for their HHA clients. If you have not submitted any data for Quarter 1, we encourage you to begin submitting your files as soon as possible.

Important Points to Remember:

Data files must pass both the initial validation checks and the “overnight” validation checks. To ensure that files can be accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on July 19, 2018, you must submit all Quarter 1 files on or before Wednesday, July 18, 2018. Since CMS will not accept any files after the data submission deadline, make sure you check your data submission reports to verify that all of your submitted files were accepted.  And, correct and re-submit all files before the data submission deadline. Please feel free...
By HHCAHPS on 6/21/2018
The next data submission deadline is Thursday, July 19, 2018. We are now approximately 4 weeks away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 1 of calendar year 2018 (CY18,Q1).

We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already begun submitting CY18, Q1 data for their HHA clients. If you have not submitted any data for Quarter 1, we encourage you to begin submitting your files as soon as possible.

Important Points to Remember:

Data files must pass both the initial validation checks and the “overnight” validation checks. To ensure that files can be accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on July 19, 2018, you must submit all of your Quarter 1 files on or before Wednesday, July 18, 2018. Since CMS will not accept any files after the data submission deadline, make sure you check your data submission reports to verify that all of your submitted files were accepted. And, correct and re-submit all files before the data submission deadline. You must...
By HHCAHPS on 4/12/2018
The next data submission deadline is Thursday, April 19, 2018. We are now one week away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 4 of calendar year 2017 (CY17, Q4).

We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already submitted CY17,Q4 data for their HHA clients. If you have not yet submitted CY17,Q4 data for all or most of your HHA clients, we encourage you to submit your files as soon as possible.

Important Points to Remember:

To ensure that files can be accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on April 19, 2018, you must submit all of your Quarter 4 files on or before Wednesday, April 18, 2018. Since CMS will not accept any files after the data submission deadline, make sure you check your data submission reports to verify that all of your submitted files were accepted.  And, correct and re-submit all files before the data submission deadline. Please feel free to contact us via email or through the toll-free number if you have any questions...
By HHCAHPS on 4/5/2018
The next data submission deadline is Thursday, April 19, 2018. We are now approximately 2 weeks away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 4 of calendar year 2017 (CY17,Q4).

We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already begun submitting CY17,Q4 data for their HHA clients. If you have not submitted any data for Quarter 4, we encourage you to begin submitting your files as soon as possible.

Important Points to Remember:

Data files must pass both the initial validation checks and the “overnight” validation checks. To ensure that files can be accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on April 19, 2018, you must submit all of your Quarter 4 files on or before Wednesday, April 18, 2018. Since CMS will not accept any files after the data submission deadline, make sure you check your data submission reports to verify that all of your submitted files were accepted. And, correct and re-submit all files before the data submission deadline. Please...
By HHCAHPS on 3/22/2018
The next data submission deadline is Thursday, April 19, 2018. We are now approximately 4 weeks away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 4 of calendar year 2017 (CY17,Q4).

We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already begun submitting CY17, Q4 data for their HHA clients. If you have not submitted any data for Quarter 4, we encourage you to begin submitting your files as soon as possible.

Important Points to Remember:

Data files must pass both the initial validation checks and the “overnight” validation checks. To ensure that files can be accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on April 19, 2018, you must submit all of your Quarter 4 files on or before Wednesday, April 18, 2018. Since CMS will not accept any files after the data submission deadline, make sure you check your data submission reports to verify that all of your submitted files were accepted.  And, correct and re-submit all files before the data submission deadline. You...
By HHCAHPS on 1/11/2018
The next data submission deadline is Thursday, January 18, 2017. We are now one week away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 3 of calendar year 2017 (CY17, Q3).

We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already submitted CY17,Q3 data for their HHA clients. If you have not yet submitted CY17,Q3 data for all or most of your HHA clients, we encourage you to submit your files as soon as possible.

Important Points to Remember:

To ensure that files can be accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on January 18, 2018 you must submit all Quarter 3 files on or before Wednesday, January 17, 2018. Since CMS will not accept any files after the data submission deadline, make sure you check your data submission reports to verify that all of your submitted files were accepted. And, correct and re-submit all files before the data submission deadline. Please feel free to contact us via email or through the toll-free number if you have any questions or...
By HHCAHPS on 1/4/2018
The next data submission deadline is Thursday, January 18, 2018. We are now approximately 2 weeks away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 3 of calendar year 2017 (CY17,Q3).

We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already begun submitting CY17,Q3 data for their HHA clients. If you have not submitted any data for Quarter 3, we encourage you to begin submitting your files as soon as possible.

Important Points to Remember:

Data files must pass both the initial validation checks and the "overnight" validation checks. To ensure that files can be accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on January 18, 2018, you must submit all Quarter 3 files on or before Wednesday, January 17, 2018. Since CMS will not accept any files after the data submission deadline, make sure you check your data submission reports to verify that all of your submitted files were accepted. And, correct and re-submit all files before the data submission deadline. Please...
By HHCAHPS on 12/21/2017
The next data submission deadline is Thursday, January 18, 2018. We are now approximately 4 weeks away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 3 of calendar year 2017 (CY17,Q3).

We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already begun submitting CY17, Q3 data for their HHA clients. If you have not submitted any data for Quarter 3, we encourage you to begin submitting your files as soon as possible.

Important Points to Remember:

Data files must pass both the initial validation checks and the "overnight" validation checks. To ensure that files can be accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on January 18, 2018, you must submit all of your Quarter 3 files on or before Wednesday, January 17, 2018. Since CMS will not accept any files after the data submission deadline, make sure you check your data submission reports to verify that all of your submitted files were accepted. And, correct and re-submit all files before the data submission deadline. ...
By HHCAHPS on 10/12/2017
The next data submission deadline is Thursday, October 19, 2017. We are now one week away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 2 of calendar year 2017 (CY17, Q2).

We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already submitted CY17,Q2 data for their HHA clients. If you have not yet submitted CY17,Q2 data for all or most of your HHA clients, we encourage you to submit your files as soon as possible.

Important Points to Remember:

To ensure that files can be accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on October 19, 2017, you must submit all Quarter 2 files on or before Wednesday, October 18, 2017. Since CMS will not accept any files after the data submission deadline, make sure you check your data submission reports to verify that all of your submitted files were accepted.  And, correct and re-submit all files before the data submission deadline. Please feel free to contact us via email or through the toll-free number if you have any questions...
By HHCAHPS on 10/5/2017
The next data submission deadline is Thursday, October 18, 2017.  We are now approximately 2 weeks away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 2 of calendar year 2017 (CY17,Q2).

We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already begun submitting CY17,Q2 data for their HHA clients. If you have not submitted any data for Quarter 2, we encourage you to begin submitting your files as soon as possible.

Important Points to Remember:

Data files must pass both the initial validation checks and the “overnight” validation checks.  To ensure that files can be accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on October 18, 2017, you must submit all Quarter 2 files on or before Wednesday, October 17, 2017. Since CMS will not accept any files after the data submission deadline, make sure you check your data submission reports to verify that all of your submitted files were accepted. And, correct and re-submit all files before the data submission deadline. Please...
By HHCAHPS on 9/21/2017
The next data submission deadline is Thursday, October 19, 2017.  We are now approximately 4 weeks away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 2 of calendar year 2017 (CY17,Q2).

We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already begun submitting CY17, Q2 data for their HHA clients. If you have not submitted any data for Quarter 2, we encourage you to begin submitting your files as soon as possible.

Important Points to Remember:

Data files must pass both the initial validation checks and the "overnight" validation checks. To ensure that files can be accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on October 19, 2017, you must submit all of your Quarter 2 files on or before Wednesday, October 18, 2017. Since CMS will not accept any files after the data submission deadline, make sure you check your data submission reports to verify that all of your submitted files were accepted.  And, correct and re-submit all files before the data submission deadline....
By HHCAHPS on 7/13/2017
The next data submission deadline is Thursday, July 20, 2017. We are now one week away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 1 of calendar year 2017 (CY17, Q1).

We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already submitted CY17,Q1 data for their HHA clients. If you have not yet submitted CY17,Q1 data for all or most of your HHA clients, we encourage you to submit your files as soon as possible.

Important Points to Remember:

To ensure that files can be accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on July 20, 2017, you must submit all Quarter 1 files on or before Wednesday, July 19, 2017. Since CMS will not accept any files after the data submission deadline, make sure you check your data submission reports to verify that all of your submitted files were accepted.  And, correct and re-submit all files before the data submission deadline. Please feel free to contact us via email or through the toll-free number if you have any questions or need help...
By HHCAHPS on 7/6/2017
The next data submission deadline is Thursday, July 20, 2017. We are now approximately 2 weeks away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 1 of calendar year 2017 (CY17,Q1).

We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already begun submitting CY17,Q1 data for their HHA clients. If you have not submitted any data for Quarter 1, we encourage you to begin submitting your files as soon as possible.

Important Points to Remember:

Data files must pass both the initial validation checks and the “overnight” validation checks. To ensure that files can be accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on July 20, 2017, you must submit all Quarter 1 files on or before Wednesday, July 19, 2017. Since CMS will not accept any files after the data submission deadline, make sure you check your data submission reports to verify that all of your submitted files were accepted.  And, correct and re-submit all files before the data submission deadline. Please feel free...
By HHCAHPS on 6/22/2017
The next data submission deadline is Thursday, July 20, 2017. We are now approximately 4 weeks away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 1 of calendar year 2017 (CY17,Q1).

We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already begun submitting CY17, Q1 data for their HHA clients. If you have not submitted any data for Quarter 4, we encourage you to begin submitting your files as soon as possible.

Important Points to Remember:

Data files must pass both the initial validation checks and the "overnight" validation checks. To ensure that files can be accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on July 20, 2017, you must submit all of your Quarter 1 files on or before Wednesday, July 19, 2017. Since CMS will not accept any files after the data submission deadline, make sure you check your data submission reports to verify that all of your submitted files were accepted. And, correct and re-submit all files before the data submission deadline. You must...
By HHCAHPS on 4/13/2017
The next data submission deadline is Thursday, April 20, 2017. We are now one week away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 4 of calendar year 2016 (CY16, Q4).

We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already submitted CY16,Q4 data for their HHA clients. If you have not yet submitted CY16,Q4 data for all or most of your HHA clients, we encourage you to submit your files as soon as possible.

Important Points to Remember:

To ensure that files can be accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on April 20, 2017, you must submit all of your Quarter 4 files on or before Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Since CMS will not accept any files after the data submission deadline, make sure you check your data submission reports to verify that all of your submitted files were accepted. And, correct and re-submit all files before the data submission deadline. Please feel free to contact us via email or through the toll-free number if you have any questions...
By HHCAHPS on 4/6/2017
The next data submission deadline is Thursday, April 20, 2017. We are now approximately 2 weeks away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 4 of calendar year 2016 (CY16,Q4).

We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already begun submitting CY16,Q4 data for their HHA clients. If you have not submitted any data for Quarter 4, we encourage you to begin submitting your files as soon as possible.

Important Points to Remember:

Data files must pass both the initial validation checks and the "overnight" validation checks. To ensure that files can be accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on April 20, 2017, you must submit all of your Quarter 4 files on or before Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Since CMS will not accept any files after the data submission deadline, make sure you check your data submission reports to verify that all of your submitted files were accepted. And, correct and re-submit all files before the data submission deadline. Please...
By HHCAHPS on 3/23/2017
The next data submission deadline is Thursday, April 20, 2017. We are now approximately 4 weeks away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 4 of calendar year 2016 (CY16,Q4).

We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already begun submitting CY16, Q4 data for their HHA clients. If you have not submitted any data for Quarter 4, we encourage you to begin submitting your files as soon as possible.

Important Points to Remember:

Data files must pass both the initial validation checks and the "overnight" validation checks. To ensure that files can be accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on April 20, 2017, you must submit all of your Quarter 4 files on or before Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Since CMS will not accept any files after the data submission deadline, make sure you check your data submission reports to verify that all of your submitted files were accepted. And, correct and re-submit all files before the data submission deadline. You...
By HHCAHPS on 1/12/2017
The next data submission deadline is Thursday, January 19, 2017. We are now one week away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 3 of calendar year 2016 (CY16, Q3).

We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already submitted CY16,Q3 data for their HHA clients. If you have not yet submitted CY16,Q3 data for all or most of your HHA clients, we encourage you to submit your files as soon as possible.

Important Points to Remember:

To ensure that files can be accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on January 19, 2017, you must submit all of your Quarter 3 files on or before Wednesday, January 18, 2017. Since CMS will not accept any files after the data submission deadline, make sure you check your data submission reports to verify that all of your submitted files were accepted. And, correct and re-submit all files before the data submission deadline. Please feel free to contact us via email or through the toll-free number if you have any questions...
By HHCAHPS on 1/5/2017
The next data submission deadline is Thursday, January 19, 2017.  We are now approximately 2 weeks away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 3 of calendar year 2016 (CY16,Q3).

We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already begun submitting CY16,Q3 data for their HHA clients. If you have not submitted any data for Quarter 3, we encourage you to begin submitting your files as soon as possible.

Important Points to Remember:

Data files must pass both the initial validation checks and the “overnight” validation checks. To ensure that files can be accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on January 19, 2017, you must submit all of your Quarter 3 files on or before Wednesday, January 18, 2017. Since CMS will not accept any files after the data submission deadline, make sure you check your data submission reports to verify that all of your submitted files were accepted.  And, correct and re-submit all files before the data submission deadline. Please...
By HHCAHPS on 12/22/2016
The next data submission deadline is Thursday, January 19, 2017. We are now approximately 4 weeks away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 3 of calendar year 2016 (CY16,Q3).

We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already begun submitting CY16, Q3 data for their HHA clients. If you have not submitted any data for Quarter 3, we encourage you to begin submitting your files as soon as possible.

Important Points to Remember:

Data files must pass both the initial validation checks and the "overnight" validation checks. To ensure that files can be accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on January 19,2017, you must submit all of your Quarter 3 files on or before Wednesday, January 18, 2017. Since CMS will not accept any files after the data submission deadline, make sure you check your data submission reports to verify that all of your submitted files were accepted.  And, correct and re-submit all files before the data submission deadline. ...
By HHCAHPS on 10/13/2016
The next data submission deadline is Thursday, October 20, 2016.  We are now one week away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 2 of calendar year 2016 (CY16, Q2).

We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already submitted CY16,Q2 data for their HHA clients. If you have not yet submitted CY16,Q2 data for all or most of your HHA clients, we encourage you to submit your files as soon as possible.

Important Points to Remember:

To ensure that files can be accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on October 20, 2016, you must submit all of your Quarter 2 files on or before Wednesday, October 19, 2016. Since CMS will not accept any files after the data submission deadline, make sure you check your data submission reports to verify that all of your submitted files were accepted.  And, correct and re-submit all files before the data submission deadline. Please feel free to contact us via email or through the toll-free number if you have any questions...
By HHCAHPS on 10/6/2016
The next data submission deadline is Thursday, October 20, 2016. We are now approximately 2 weeks away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 2 of calendar year 2016 (CY16,Q2).

We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already begun submitting CY16,Q2 data for their HHA clients. If you have not submitted any data for Quarter 2, we encourage you to begin submitting your files as soon as possible.

Important Points to Remember:

Data files must pass both the initial validation checks and the "overnight" validation checks. To ensure that files can be accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on October 20, 2016, you must submit all of your Quarter 2 files on or before Wednesday, October 19, 2016. Since CMS will not accept any files after the data submission deadline, make sure you check your data submission reports to verify that all of your submitted files were accepted.  And, correct and re-submit all files before the data submission deadline. ...
By HHCAHPS on 9/22/2016
The next data submission deadline is Thursday, October 20, 2016.  We are now approximately 4 weeks away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 2 of calendar year 2016 (CY16,Q2).

We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already begun submitting CY16, Q2 data for their HHA clients. If you have not submitted any data for Quarter 2, we encourage you to begin submitting your files as soon as possible.

Important Points to Remember:

Data files must pass both the initial validation checks and the “overnight” validation checks.  To ensure that files can be accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on October 20, 2016, you must submit all of your Quarter 2 files on or before Wednesday, October 19, 2016. Since CMS will not accept any files after the data submission deadline, make sure you check your data submission reports to verify that all of your submitted files were accepted.  And, correct and re-submit all files before the data submission deadline....
By HHCAHPS on 7/14/2016
The next data submission deadline is Thursday, July 21, 2016.  We are now one week away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 1 of calendar year 2016 (CY16, Q1).

We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already submitted CY16, Q1 data for their HHA clients. If you have not yet submitted CY16, Q1 data for all or most of your HHA clients, we encourage you to submit your files as soon as possible.

Important Points to Remember:

To ensure that files can be accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on July 21, 2016, you must submit all of your Quarter 1 files on or before Wednesday, July 20, 2016. Since CMS will not accept any files after the data submission deadline, make sure you check your data submission reports to verify that all of your submitted files were accepted. And, correct and re-submit all files before the data submission deadline. Please feel free to contact us via email or through the toll-free number if you have any questions or need...
By HHCAHPS on 7/7/2016
The next data submission deadline is Thursday, July 21, 2016. We are now approximately 2 weeks away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 4 of calendar year 2016 (CY16,Q1).

We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already begun submitting CY16, Q1 data for their HHA clients. If you have not submitted any data for Quarter 1, we encourage you to begin submitting your files as soon as possible.

Important Points to Remember:

Data files must pass both the initial validation checks and the "overnight" validation checks. To ensure that files can be accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on July 21, 2016, you must submit all of your Quarter 1 files on or before Wednesday, July 20, 2016. Since CMS will not accept any files after the data submission deadline, make sure you check your data submission reports to verify that all of your submitted files were accepted. And, correct and re-submit all files before the data submission deadline. Please...
By HHCAHPS on 6/23/2016
The next data submission deadline is Thursday, July 21, 2016. We are now approximately 4 weeks away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 1 of calendar year 2016 (CY16,Q1).

We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already begun submitting CY16, Q1 data for their HHA clients. If you have not submitted any data for Quarter 1, we encourage you to begin submitting your files as soon as possible.

Important Points to Remember:

Data files must pass both the initial validation checks and the "overnight" validation checks. To ensure that files can be accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on July 21, 2016, you must submit all of your Quarter 1 files on or before Wednesday, July 20, 2016. Since CMS will not accept any files after the data submission deadline, make sure you check your data submission reports to verify that all of your submitted files were accepted. And, correct and re-submit all files before the data submission deadline. You must...
By HHCAHPS on 4/14/2016
The next data submission deadline is Thursday, April 21, 2016. We are now one week away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 4 of calendar year 2015 (CY15, Q4).

We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already submitted CY15, Q4 data for their HHA clients. If you have not yet submitted CY15, Q4 data for all or most of your HHA clients, we encourage you to submit your files as soon as possible.

Important Points to Remember:

To ensure that files can be accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on April 21, 2016, you must submit all of your Quarter 4 files on or before Wednesday, April 20, 2016. Since CMS will not accept any files after the data submission deadline, make sure you check your data submission reports to verify that all of your submitted files were accepted. And, correct and re-submit all files before the data submission deadline. Please feel free to contact us via email or through the toll-free number if you have any questions or...
By HHCAHPS on 4/7/2016
The next data submission deadline is Thursday, April 21, 2016. We are now 2 weeks away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 4 of calendar year 2015 (CY15, Q4).

We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already begun submitting CY15, Q4 data for their HHA clients. If you have not submitted any data for Quarter 4, we encourage you to begin submitting your files as soon as possible.

Important Points to Remember:

HHCAHPS data files must pass both the initial validation checks and the "overnight" validation checks. To ensure that files can be accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on Thursday, April 21, 2016 you must submit all of your Quarter 3 files on or before Wednesday, April 20, 2016. Since CMS will not accept any files after the data submission deadline, make sure you check your data submission reports to verify that all of your submitted files were accepted. And, correct and re-submit all files before the data submission deadline. Please...
By HHCAHPS on 3/24/2016
The next data submission deadline is Thursday, April 21, 2016. We are now approximately 4 weeks away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 4 of calendar year 2015 (CY15,Q4).

We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already begun submitting CY15, Q4 data for their HHA clients. If you have not submitted any data for Quarter 4, we encourage you to begin submitting your files as soon as possible.

Important Points to Remember:

This is the first quarter that requires vendors to submit ICD-10 codes. Make sure that you do not have any ICD-9 codes in your files, or the files will be rejected. Data files must pass both the initial validation checks and the "overnight" validation checks. To ensure that files can be accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on April 21, 2016, you must submit all of your Quarter 4 files on or before Wednesday, April 20, 2016. Since CMS will not accept any files after the data submission deadline, make sure you check...
By HHCAHPS on 3/16/2016

The purpose of this announcement is to remind survey vendors to please submit at least one file to the HHCAHPS Data Center to test the format of your diagnosis code data elements in advance of the April data submission deadline. Thank you to those vendors who have already submitted files. The upcoming April 21, 2016 data submission deadline is the first time that ICD-10 codes will be submitted to the HHCAHPS Data Center.

Information on ICD-10 code formatting requirements can be found on the Transition to ICD-10-CM page, linked here for your convenience:

https://homehealthcahps.org/DataSubmission/TransitiontoICD10CM.aspx

If you have any questions, please contact the HHCAHPS Survey Coordination Team via e-mail at hhcahps@rti.org or call toll-free at (866) 354-0985.

By HHCAHPS on 2/9/2016

The HHCAHPS Data Submission Tool is now available again on the HHCAHPS website. The tool has been revised to accept ICD-10 codes as the Primary and Other Diagnosis data elements.

CMS and the Coordination Team request that vendors submit at least one data file containing ICD-10 codes in the next few weeks to ensure that you are able to successfully submit with the new code format. The next data submission deadline is April 21, 2016, for the CY15, Qtr. 4 data.

Please contact the HHCAHPS Survey Coordination Team if you have any questions at hhcahps@rti.org or (866) 354-0985.

By HHCAHPS on 1/18/2016

The HHCAHPS Data Submission Tool will be unavailable for approximately two weeks, beginning January 25, 2016, to allow the HHCAHPS Coordination Team time to transition the tool to accept ICD-10 codes. Please refrain from submitting data files until an announcement has been posted on this website indicating that the Data Submission Tool is available again.

As a reminder, once the Data Submission Tool reopens, please submit at least one data file containing ICD-10 codes prior to the April 21, 2016 deadline, to ensure that you are able to successfully submit with the new code format.

Please contact the HHCAHPS Survey Coordination Team if you have any questions about HHCAHPS registration or vendor authorization at hhcahps@rti.org or telephone (866) 354-0985.

By HHCAHPS on 1/14/2016
The next data submission deadline is Thursday, January 21, 2016. We are now one week away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 3 of calendar year 2015 (CY15, Q3).

We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already submitted CY15, Q3 data for their HHA clients. If you have not yet submitted CY15, Q3 data for all or most of your HHA clients, we encourage you to submit your files as soon as possible.

Important Points to Remember:

To ensure that files can be accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on Thursday, January 21, 2016, you must submit all of your Quarter 3 files on or before Wednesday, January 20, 2016. Since CMS will not accept any files after the data submission deadline, make sure you check your data submission reports to verify that all of your submitted files were accepted. And, correct and re-submit all files before the data submission deadline. Please feel free to contact us via email or by calling the toll-free number if you have...
By HHCAHPS on 1/7/2016
The next data submission deadline is Thursday, January 21, 2016. We are now 2 weeks away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 3 of calendar year 2015 (CY15, Q3).

We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already begun submitting CY15, Q3 data for their HHA clients. If you have not submitted any data for Quarter 3, we encourage you to begin submitting your files as soon as possible.

Important Points to Remember:

HHCAHPS data files must pass both the initial validation checks and the "overnight" validation checks. To ensure that files can be accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on Thursday, January 21, 2016 you must submit all of your Quarter 3 files on or before Wednesday, January 20, 2016. Since CMS will not accept any files after the data submission deadline, make sure you check your data submission reports to verify that all of your submitted files were accepted.  And, correct and re-submit all files before the data submission deadline....
By HHCAHPS on 12/23/2015
The next data submission deadline is Thursday, January 21, 2016. We are now approximately 4 weeks away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 3 of calendar year 2015 (CY15,Q3).

We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already begun submitting CY15, Q3 data for their HHA clients. If you have not submitted any data for Quarter 3, we encourage you to begin submitting your files as soon as possible.

Important Points to Remember:

Data files must pass both the initial validation checks and the "overnight" validation checks. To ensure that files can be accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on January 21, 2016, you must submit all of your Quarter 3 files on or before Wednesday, January 20, 2016. Since CMS will not accept any files after the data submission deadline, make sure you check your data submission reports to verify that all of your submitted files were accepted. And, correct and re-submit all files before the data submission deadline. ...
By HHCAHPS on 11/19/2015
This announcement serves as a reminder that ICD-10 codes are the only codes that will be accepted by the HHCAHPS Survey Data Center for the Primary Diagnosis and Other Diagnosis data variables for calendar year (CY) 2015, Q4 onward, beginning with the October 2015 sample month. HHCAHPS Survey vendors that do not receive an appropriate ICD-10 code(s) for these data variables need to code them as "M" for missing. If any ICD-9 codes are included in the XML file, it will cause the file to fail during upload to the HHCAHPS website.

Per the HHCAHPS Survey protocols, it is permissible to allow home health agencies (HHAs) to submit a secondary file to their vendor at a later date (before the quarterly data submission deadline) that contains ICD-10 codes, if it is not possible for them to submit these codes by the monthly file deadline.

For questions, contact the HHCAHPS Survey Coordination Team via email at hhcahps@rti.org or call toll-free at (866) 354-0985.

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By HHCAHPS on 10/8/2015
The next data submission deadline is Thursday, October 15, 2015. We are now one week away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 2 of calendar year 2015 (CY15, Q2).

We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already submitted CY15, Q2 data for their HHA clients. If you have not yet submitted CY15, Q2 data for all or most of your HHA clients, we encourage you to submit your files as soon as possible.

Important Points to Remember:

To ensure that files can be accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on Thursday, October 15, 2015, you must submit all of your Quarter 2 files on or before Wednesday, October 14, 2015. Since CMS will not accept any files after the data submission deadline, make sure you check your data submission reports to verify that all of your submitted files were accepted. And, correct and re-submit all files before the data submission deadline. Please feel free to contact us via email or by calling the toll-free number if you have...
By HHCAHPS on 10/1/2015
The next data submission deadline is Thursday, October 15, 2015. We are now 2 weeks away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 2 of calendar year 2015 (CY15, Q2).

We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already begun submitting CY15, Q2 data for their HHA clients. If you have not submitted any data for Quarter 2, we encourage you to begin submitting your files as soon as possible.

Important Points to Remember:

HHCAHPS data files must pass both the initial validation checks and the "overnight" validation checks. To ensure that files can be accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on Thursday, October 15, 2015, you must submit all of your Quarter 2 files on or before Wednesday, October 14, 2015. Since CMS will not accept any files after the data submission deadline, make sure you check your data submission reports to verify that all of your submitted files were accepted. And, correct and re-submit all files before the data submission deadline....
By HHCAHPS on 9/17/2015
The next data submission deadline is Thursday, October 15, 2015. We are now approximately 4 weeks away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 2 of calendar year 2015 (CY15,Q2).

We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already begun submitting CY15, Q2 data for their HHA clients. If you have not submitted any data for Quarter 2, we encourage you to begin submitting your files as soon as possible.

Important Points to Remember:

Data files must pass both the initial validation checks and the "overnight" validation checks. To ensure that files can be accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on October 15, 2015, you must submit all of your Quarter 2 files on or before Wednesday, October 14, 2015. Since CMS will not accept any files after the data submission deadline, make sure you check your data submission reports to verify that all of your submitted files were accepted.  And, correct and re-submit all files before the data submission deadline. ...
By HHCAHPS on 7/9/2015
The next data submission deadline is Thursday, July 16, 2015. We are now one week away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 1 of calendar year 2015 (CY15, Q1).

We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already submitted CY15, Q1 data for their HHA clients. If you have not yet submitted CY15, Q1 data for all or most of your HHA clients, we encourage you to submit your files as soon as possible.

Important Points to Remember:

To ensure that files can be accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on July 16, 2015, you must submit all of your Quarter 1 files on or before Wednesday, July 15, 2015. Since CMS will not accept any files after the data submission deadline, make sure you check your data submission reports to verify that all of your submitted files were accepted.  And, correct and re-submit all files before the data submission deadline. Please feel free to contact us via email or by calling the toll-free number if you have any questions or...
By HHCAHPS on 7/2/2015
The next data submission deadline is Thursday, July 16, 2015. We are now 2 weeks away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 1 of calendar year 2015 (CY15, Q1).

We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already begun submitting CY15, Q1 data for their HHA clients. If you have not submitted any data for Quarter 1, we encourage you to begin submitting your files as soon as possible.

Important Points to Remember:

HHCAHPS data files must pass both the initial validation checks and the "overnight" validation checks. To ensure that files can be accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on July 16, 2015, you must submit all of your Quarter 1 files on or before Wednesday, July 15, 2015. Since CMS will not accept any files after the data submission deadline, make sure you check your data submission reports to verify that all of your submitted files were accepted. And, correct and re-submit all files before the data submission deadline. Please feel...
By HHCAHPS on 6/18/2015
The next data submission deadline is Thursday, July 16, 2015. We are now approximately 4 weeks away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 1 of calendar year 2015 (CY15,Q1).

We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already begun submitting CY15, Q1 data for their HHA clients. If you have not submitted any data for Quarter 1, we encourage you to begin submitting your files as soon as possible.

Important Points to Remember:

Data files must pass both the initial validation checks and the "overnight" validation checks. To ensure that files can be accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on July 16, 2015, you must submit all of your Quarter 1 files on or before Wednesday, July 15, 2015. Since CMS will not accept any files after the data submission deadline, make sure you check your data submission reports to verify that all of your submitted files were accepted. And, correct and re-submit all files before the data submission deadline. You must...
By HHCAHPS on 4/9/2015
The next data submission deadline is Thursday, April 16, 2015. We are now one week away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 4 of calendar year 2014 (CY14, Q4).

We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already submitted CY14, Q4 data for their HHA clients. If you have not yet submitted CY14, Q4 data for all or most of your HHA clients, we encourage you to submit your files as soon as possible.

Important Points to Remember:

To ensure that files can be accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on April 16, 2015, you must submit all of your Quarter 4 files on or before Wednesday, April 15, 2015. Since CMS will not accept any files after the data submission deadline, make sure you check your data submission reports to verify that all of your submitted files were accepted. And, correct and re-submit all files before the data submission deadline. Please feel free to contact us via email or by calling the toll-free number if you have any questions...
By HHCAHPS on 4/2/2015
The next data submission deadline is Thursday, April 16, 2015. We are now 2 weeks away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 4 of calendar year 2014 (CY14, Q4).

We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already begun submitting CY14, Q4 data for their HHA clients. If you have not submitted any data for Quarter 4, we encourage you to begin submitting your files as soon as possible.

Important Points to Remember:

HHCAHPS data files must pass both the initial validation checks and the "overnight" validation checks. To ensure that files can be accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on April 16, 2015, you must submit all of your Quarter 4 files on or before Wednesday, April 15, 2015. Since CMS will not accept any files after the data submission deadline, make sure you check your data submission reports to verify that all of your submitted files were accepted. And, correct and re-submit all files before the data submission...
By HHCAHPS on 3/19/2015
The next data submission deadline is Thursday, April 16, 2015. We are now approximately 4 weeks away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 4 of calendar year 2014 (CY14,Q4).

We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already begun submitting CY14, Q4 data for their HHA clients. If you have not submitted any data for Quarter 4, we encourage you to begin submitting your files as soon as possible.

Important Points to Remember:

Data files must pass both the initial validation checks and the "overnight" validation checks. To ensure that files can be accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on April 16, 2015, you must submit all of your Quarter 4 files on or before Wednesday, April 15, 2015. Since CMS will not accept any files after the data submission deadline, make sure you check your data submission reports to verify that all of your submitted files were accepted. And, correct and re-submit all files before the data submission deadline. You must still submit an XML data file for an HHA even if their monthly patient information file does not have any patients eligible to be sampled....
By HHCAHPS on 1/9/2015
The next data submission deadline is Thursday, January 15, 2015. We are now one week away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 3 of calendar year 2014 (CY14,Q3).

We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already submitted CY14, Q3 data for their HHA clients. If you have not yet submitted CY14, Q3 data for all or most of your HHA clients, we encourage you to submit your files as soon as possible.

Important Points to Remember:

To ensure that files can be accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on January 15, 2015, you must submit all of your Quarter 3 files on or before Wednesday January 14, 2015. Since CMS will not accept any files after the data submission deadline, make sure you check your data submission reports to verify that all of your submitted files were accepted. And, correct and re-submit all files before the data submission deadline. Please feel free to contact us via email or by calling the toll-free number if you have any questions...
By HHCAHPS on 1/2/2015
The next data submission deadline is Thursday, January 15, 2015. We are now 2 weeks away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 3 of calendar year 2014 (CY14,Q3).

We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already begun submitting CY14, Q3 data for their HHA clients. If you have not submitted any data for Quarter 3, we encourage you to begin submitting your files as soon as possible.

Important Points to Remember:

HHCAHPS data files must pass both the initial validation checks and the "overnight" validation checks. To ensure that files can be accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on January 15, 2015, you must submit all of your Quarter 3 files on or before Wednesday, January 14, 2014. Since CMS will not accept any files after the data submission deadline, make sure you check your data submission reports to verify that all of your submitted files were accepted. And, correct and re-submit all files before the data submission deadline. Please...
By HHCAHPS on 12/18/2014
The next data submission deadline is Thursday, January 15, 2015. We are now approximately 4 weeks away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 3 of calendar year 2014 (CY14,Q3).

We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already begun submitting CY14,Q3 data for their HHA clients. If you have not submitted any data for Quarter 3, we encourage you to begin submitting your files as soon as possible.

Important Points to Remember:

Data files must pass both the initial validation checks and the "overnight" validation checks. To ensure that files can be accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on January 15, 2015, you must submit all of your Quarter 3 files on or before Wednesday, January 14, 2015. Since CMS will not accept any files after the data submission deadline, make sure you check your data submission reports to verify that all of your submitted files were accepted. And, correct and re-submit all files before the data submission deadline. You must still submit an XML data file for an HHA even if their monthly patient information file does not have any patients eligible to be sampled....
By HHCAHPS on 10/28/2014
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the HHCAHPS Coordination Team would like to remind all HHCAHPS survey vendors that CMS’s transition to the use of International Classification of Disease-10 (ICD-10) diagnostic codes on the Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) is expected to occur in October 2015. Until then, survey vendors should continue to submit diagnosis information compliant with the ICD-9 format.

In preparation for the transition to ICD-10 codes, the HHCAHPS Coordination Team will modify the HHCAHPS data submission tool and the XML file format. Instructions for how to submit the new codes and updated XML data file layouts will be made available to vendors on the HHCAHPS website by the middle of 2015. The instructions and guidelines will be made available in plenty of time for vendors to develop and test submission of data files with the new format.

If you have any questions about this announcement, please contact the HHCAHPS Survey Coordination Team via e-mail...
By HHCAHPS on 10/9/2014
The next data submission deadline is Thursday, October 16, 2014.  We are now one week away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 2 of calendar year 2014 (CY14, Q2).

We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already submitted CY14, Q2 data for their HHA clients. If you have not yet submitted CY14, Q2 data for all or most of your HHA clients, we encourage you to submit your files as soon as possible.

Important Points to Remember:

To ensure that files can be accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on October 16, 2014, you must submit all of your Quarter 2 files on or before Wednesday October 15, 2014. Since CMS will not accept any files after the data submission deadline, make sure you check your data submission reports to verify that all of your submitted files were accepted.  And, correct and re-submit all files before the data submission deadline.

Please feel free to contact us via email or by calling...
By HHCAHPS on 10/2/2014
The next data submission deadline is Thursday, October 16, 2014.  We are now 2 weeks away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 2 of calendar year 2014 (CY14,Q2).

We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already begun submitting CY14, Q2 data for their HHA clients. If you have not submitted any data for Quarter 2, we encourage you to begin submitting your files as soon as possible.

Important Points to Remember:

HHCAHPS data files must pass both the initial validation checks and the "overnight" validation checks.  To ensure that files can be accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on October 16, 2014, you must submit all of your Quarter 2 files on or before Wednesday, October 15, 2014. Since CMS will not accept any files after the data submission deadline, make sure you check your data submission reports to verify that all of your submitted files were accepted.  And, correct and re-submit all files before the data submission deadline. Please...
By HHCAHPS on 9/18/2014
The next data submission deadline is Thursday, October 16, 2014.  We are now approximately 4 weeks away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 2 of calendar year 2014 (CY14,Q2).

We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already begun submitting CY14,Q2 data for their HHA clients. If you have not submitted any data for Quarter 2, we encourage you to begin submitting your files as soon as possible.

Important Points to Remember:

Data files must pass both the initial validation checks and the "overnight" validation checks.  To ensure that files can be accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on October 16, 2014, you must submit all of your Quarter 2 files on or before Wednesday, October 15, 2014. Since CMS will not accept any files after the data submission deadline, make sure you check your data submission reports to verify that all of your submitted files were accepted.  And, correct and re-submit all files...
By HHCAHPS on 7/10/2014
The next data submission deadline is Thursday, July 17, 2014. We are now one week away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 1 of calendar year 2014 (CY14,Q1).

We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already submitted CY14,Q1 data for their HHA clients. If you have not yet submitted CY14,Q1 data for all or most of your HHA clients, we encourage you to submit your files as soon as possible.

Important Points to Remember:

To ensure that files can be accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on July 17, 2014, you must submit all of your Quarter 1 files on or before Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Since CMS will not accept any files after the data submission deadline, make sure you check your data submission reports to verify that all of your submitted files were accepted. And, correct and re-submit all files before the data submission deadline. Please feel free to contact us via email or by calling the toll-free number if you have any questions or need...
By HHCAHPS on 7/3/2014
The next data submission deadline is Thursday, July 17, 2014.  We are now 2 weeks away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 1 of calendar year 2014 (CY14,Q1).

We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already begun submitting CY14,Q1 data for their HHA clients. If you have not submitted any data for CY14,Q1, we encourage you to begin submitting your files as soon as possible.

Important Points to Remember:

HHCAHPS data files must pass both the initial validation checks and the "overnight" validation checks.  To ensure that files can be accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on July 17, 2014, you must submit all of your Quarter 1 files on or before Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Since CMS will not accept any files after the data submission deadline, make sure you check your data submission reports to verify that all of your submitted files were accepted.  And, correct and re-submit all files before the data submission deadline. Please...
By HHCAHPS on 6/19/2014
The next data submission deadline is Thursday, July 17, 2014. We are now approximately 4 weeks away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 1 of calendar year 2014 (CY14,Q1).

We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already begun submitting CY14,Q1 data for their HHA clients. If you have not submitted any data for Quarter 1, we encourage you to begin submitting your files as soon as possible.

Important Points to Remember:

Data files must pass both the initial validation checks and the "overnight" validation checks. To ensure that files can be accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on July 17, 2014, you must submit all of your Quarter 1 files on or before Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Since CMS will not accept any files after the data submission deadline, make sure you check your data submission reports to verify that all of your submitted files were accepted. And, correct and re-submit all files before the data submission deadline. You must...
By HHCAHPS on 4/10/2014
The next data submission deadline is Thursday, April 17, 2014. We are now one week away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 4 of calendar year 2013 (CY13,Q4).

We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already submitted CY13,Q4 data for their HHA clients. If you have not yet submitted CY13,Q4 data for all or most of your HHA clients, we encourage you to submit your files as soon as possible.

Important Points to Remember:

To ensure that files can be accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on April 17, 2014, you must submit all of your Quarter 4 files on or before Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Since CMS will not accept any files after the data submission deadline, make sure you check your data submission reports to verify that all of your submitted files were accepted. And, correct and re-submit all files before the data submission deadline. Please feel free to contact us via email or by calling the toll-free number if you have any questions or...
By HHCAHPS on 4/3/2014
The next data submission deadline is Thursday, April 17, 2014. We are now 2 weeks away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 4 of calendar year 2013 (CY13,Q4).

We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already begun submitting CY13,Q4 data for their HHA clients. If you have not submitted any data for CY13,Q4, we encourage you to begin submitting your files as soon as possible.

Important Points to Remember:

HHCAHPS data files must pass both the initial validation checks and the "overnight" validation checks. To ensure that files can be accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on April 17, 2014, you must submit all of your Quarter 4 files on or before Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Since CMS will not accept any files after the data submission deadline, make sure you check your data submission reports to verify that all of your submitted files were accepted. And, correct and re-submit all files before the data submission deadline. Please feel...
By HHCAHPS on 3/26/2014
An updated version of the Website User and Data Submission Manual, Version 2.0 is now available on the HHCAHPS Web site, at the following link:

https://homehealthcahps.org/DataSubmission/UserManual.aspx

The updated version of the manual includes the following:

Updated screenshots from the HHCAHPS website and updated discussion of tab and menu items; Information about archived publicly reported data and how to access it; Updated HHCAHPS quarterly data submission deadlines; Information about the APU Participation Summary Report; and A new chapter geared towards home health agencies (HHAs) and how they can register for user credentials, authorize an HHCAHPS Survey vendor, view data submission reports on the website, and troubleshoot if they encounter problems. For more information about the HHCAHPS Survey, contact the HHCAHPS Survey Coordination Team via e-mail at hhcahps@rti.org...
By HHCAHPS on 3/20/2014
The next data submission deadline is Thursday, April 17, 2014. We are now approximately 4 weeks away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 4 of calendar year 2013 (CY13,Q4).

We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already begun submitting CY13,Q4 data for their HHA clients. If you have not submitted any data for Quarter 4, we encourage you to begin submitting your files as soon as possible.

Important Points to Remember:

Data files must pass both the initial validation checks and the "overnight" validation checks. To ensure that files can be accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on April 17, 2014, you must submit all of your Quarter 4 files on or before Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Since CMS will not accept any files after the data submission deadline, make sure you check your data submission reports to verify that all of your submitted files were accepted. And, correct and re-submit all files before the data submission deadline. You...
By HHCAHPS on 1/9/2014
The next data submission deadline is Thursday, January 16, 2014. We are now one week away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 3 of calendar year 2013 (CY13,Q3).

We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already submitted CY13,Q3 data for their HHA clients. If you have not yet submitted CY13,Q3 data for all or most of your HHA clients, we encourage you to submit your files as soon as possible.

Important Points to Remember:

To ensure that files can be accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on January 16, 2014, you must submit all of your Quarter 3 files on or before Wednesday, January 15, 2014. Since CMS will not accept any files after the data submission deadline, make sure you check your data submission reports to verify that all of your submitted files were accepted. And, correct and re-submit all files before the data submission deadline. Please feel free to contact us via email or by calling the toll-free number if you have any questions...
By HHCAHPS on 1/2/2014
The next data submission deadline is Thursday, January 16, 2014. We are now 2 weeks away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 3 of calendar year 2013 (CY13,Q3).

We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already begun submitting CY13,Q3 data for their HHA clients. If you have not submitted any data for CY13, Q3, we encourage you to begin submitting your files as soon as possible.

Important Points to Remember:

HHCAHPS data files must pass both the initial validation checks and the "overnight" validation checks. To ensure that files can be accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on January 16, 2014, you must submit all of your Quarter 3 files on or before Wednesday, January 15, 2014. Since CMS will not accept any files after the data submission deadline, make sure you check your data submission reports to verify that all of your submitted files were accepted. And, correct and re-submit all files before the data submission deadline. Please...
By HHCAHPS on 12/16/2013
The next data submission deadline is Thursday, January 16, 2014. We are now approximately 4-1/2 weeks away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 3 of calendar year 2013 (CY13,Q3).

We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already begun submitting CY13,Q3 data for their HHA clients. If you have not submitted any data for Quarter 3, we encourage you to begin submitting your files as soon as possible.

Important Points to Remember:

Data files must pass both the initial validation checks and the “overnight” validation checks. To ensure that files can be accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on January 16, 2014, you must submit all of your Quarter 3 files on or before Wednesday, January 15, 2014. Since CMS will not accept any files after the data submission deadline, make sure you check your data submission reports to verify that all of your submitted files were accepted. And, correct and re-submit all files before the data submission deadline....
By HHCAHPS on 10/10/2013
The next data submission deadline is Thursday, October 17, 2013. We are now approximately 1 week away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 2 of calendar year 2013 (CY13, Q2).

We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have been submitting CY13, Q2 data for their HHA clients. If you have not submitted any data for Quarter 2, we strongly encourage you to begin submitting your files as soon as possible.

Important Points to Remember:

Data files must pass both the initial validation checks and the "overnight" validation checks. To ensure that files can be accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on October 17, 2013, you must submit all of your Quarter 2 files on or before Wednesday, October 16, 2013. Since CMS will not accept any files after the data submission deadline, make sure you check your data submission reports to verify that all of your submitted files were accepted. And, correct and re-submit all files before the data submission deadline. ...
By HHCAHPS on 10/4/2013
The next data submission deadline is Thursday, October 17, 2013. We are now approximately 2 weeks away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 2 of calendar year 2013 (CY13, Q2).

We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already begun submitting CY13, Q2 data for their HHA clients. If you have not submitted any data for Quarter 2, we encourage you to begin submitting your files as soon as possible.

Important Points to Remember:

Data files must pass both the initial validation checks and the "overnight" validation checks. To ensure that files can be accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on October 17, 2013, you must submit all of your Quarter 2 files on or before Wednesday, October 16, 2013. Since CMS will not accept any files after the data submission deadline, make sure you check your data submission reports to verify that all of your submitted files were accepted. And, correct and re-submit all files before the data submission deadline. ...
By HHCAHPS on 9/17/2013
The next data submission deadline is Thursday, October 17, 2013. We are now approximately 4-1/2 weeks away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 2 of calendar year 2013 (CY13,Q2).

We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already begun submitting CY13,Q2 data for their HHA clients. If you have not submitted any data for Quarter 2, we encourage you to begin submitting your files as soon as possible.

Important Points to Remember:

Data files must pass both the initial validation checks and the “overnight” validation checks. To ensure that files can be accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on October 17, 2013, you must submit all of your Quarter 2 files on or before Wednesday, October 16, 2013. Since CMS will not accept any files after the data submission deadline, make sure you check your data submission reports to verify that all of your submitted files were accepted. And, correct and re-submit all files before the data submission deadline....
By HHCAHPS on 7/11/2013
The next data submission deadline is Thursday, July 18, 2013. We are now one week away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 1 of calendar year 2013 (CY13,Q1).

We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already submitted CY13,Q1 data for their HHA clients. If you have not yet submitted CY13,Q1 data for all or most of your HHA clients, we encourage you to submit your files as soon as possible.

Important Points to Remember:

To ensure that files can be accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on July 18, 2013, you must submit all of your Quarter 1 files on or before Wednesday, July 17, 2013. Since CMS will not accept any files after the data submission deadline, make sure you check your data submission reports to verify that all of your submitted files were accepted. And, correct and re-submit all files before the data submission deadline. Please feel free to contact us via email or by calling the toll-free number if you have any questions or need...
By HHCAHPS on 7/3/2013
The next data submission deadline is Thursday, July 18, 2013. We are now 2 weeks away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 1 of calendar year 2013 (CY13,Q1).

We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already begun submitting CY13,Q1 data for their HHA clients. If you have not submitted any data for CY13, Q1, we encourage you to begin submitting your files as soon as possible.

Important Points to Remember:

HHCAHPS data files must pass both the initial validation checks and the "overnight" validation checks. To ensure that files can be accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on July 18, 2013, you must submit all of your Quarter 1 files on or before Wednesday, July 17, 2013. Since CMS will not accept any files after the data submission deadline, make sure you check your data submission reports to verify that all of your submitted files were accepted. And, correct and re-submit all files before the data submission deadline. Please feel free...
By HHCAHPS on 6/17/2013
The next data submission deadline is Thursday, July 18, 2013.We are now approximately 4-1/2 weeks away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 1 of calendar year 2013 (CY13,Q1).

We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already begun submitting CY13,Q1 data for their HHA clients. If you have not submitted any data for Quarter 1, we encourage you to begin submitting your files as soon as possible.

Important Points to Remember:

Data files must pass both the initial validation checks and the “overnight” validation checks. To ensure that files can be accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on July 18, 2013, you must submit all of your Quarter 1 files on or before Wednesday, July 17, 2013. Since CMS will not accept any files after the data submission deadline, make sure you check your data submission reports to verify that all of your submitted files were accepted. And, correct and re-submit all files before the data submission deadline. You...
By HHCAHPS on 4/9/2013

Please note that we are now about one week away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 4 of calendar year 2012 (CY12,Q4). We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already submitted CY12,Q4 data for their clients.

If you have not yet submitted HHCAHPS CY12,Q4 data for all or most of your HHA clients, we encourage you to submit your files as soon as possible. To ensure that files are accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on Thursday, April 18, 2013, you must submit all of your Quarter 4 files on or before Wednesday, April 17, 2013.

Keep in mind that CMS will not accept any files after the data submission deadline. When submitting data files, make sure you check the data submission reports to verify that your files were accepted and, if not, correct the files and re-submit them.

Please feel free to contact us via email or by calling the toll-free number if you have any questions or need help with data submissions.

By HHCAHPS on 4/1/2013
The next data submission deadline is Thursday, April 18, 2013. Please note that we are now 2 weeks away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 4 of calendar year 2012 (CY12,Q4). We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already begun submitting CY12,Q4 data for their HHA clients.

If you have not submitted any HHCAHPS data for Quarter 4, we encourage you to begin submitting your files as soon as possible. Remember that HHCAHPS data files must pass both the initial validation checks and the "overnight" validation checks. To ensure that files are accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on April 18, 2013, you must submit all of your Quarter 4 files on or before Wednesday, April 17, 2013.

Keep in mind that CMS will not accept any files after the data submission deadline. When submitting data files, make sure you check the data submission reports to verify that your files were accepted and, if not, correct the files and re-submit them before the data submission deadline.

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By HHCAHPS on 3/11/2013
The next data submission deadline is Thursday, April 18, 2013. Please note that we are now approximately 5 weeks away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 4 of calendar year 2012 (CY12,Q4). We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already begun submitting CY12,Q4 data for their HHA clients.

If you have not submitted any HHCAHPS data for Quarter 4, we encourage you to begin submitting your files as soon as possible. Remember that HHCAHPS data files must pass both the initial validation checks and the “overnight” validation checks. To ensure that files are accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on April 18, 2013, you must submit all of your Quarter 4 files on or before Wednesday, April 17, 2013.

Please be reminded that if the HHA submitted a monthly patient information file for the sample month and the vendor determined that the HHA did not have any patients eligible to be sampled for that month, the vendor must still submit an XML data file for that sample month.

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By HHCAHPS on 2/19/2013
As per the announcement posted on March 2, 2012, regarding the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS’s) transition to the use of International Classification of Disease-10 (ICD-10) diagnostic codes on the Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS), the HHCAHPS Coordination Team is letting vendors and home health agencies know that we are continuing to monitor the planned transition date.

As soon as a new start date for using ICD-10 codes is announced, the Coordination Team will post an announcement on the HHCAHPS Web site to notify vendors and home health agencies of the start date. In preparation for the transition to ICD-10 codes, the HHCAHPS Coordination Team will modify the XML format used for submission of HHCAHPS Survey data and the HHCAHPS data submission tool to accommodate the format of ICD-10 codes. Instructions for how to submit the new codes and updated XML data file layouts will be made available to vendors, either through an announcement on the HHCAHPS Web site or through the next version of the Protocols and Guidelines Manual. These instructions and guidelines will be made available in plenty of time for vendors to develop and test submission of data files with the new format.

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By HHCAHPS on 1/10/2013

Please note that we are now only one week away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 3 of calendar year 2012 (CY12,Q3). We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already submitted CY12,Q3 data for their clients.

If you have not yet submitted HHCAHPS CY12,Q3 data for all or most of your HHA clients, we encourage you to submit your files as soon as possible. To ensure that files are accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on Thursday, January 17, 2013, you must submit all of your Quarter 3 files on or before Wednesday, January 16, 2013.

Also keep in mind that CMS will not accept any files after the data submission deadline. When submitting data files, make sure you check the data submission reports to verify that your files were accepted and, if not, correct the files and re-submit them.

Please feel free to contact us via email or calling the toll-free number if you have any questions or need help with data submissions.

By HHCAHPS on 1/4/2013
The next data submission deadline is Thursday, January 17, 2013. Please note that we are now two weeks away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 3 of calendar year 2012 (CY12,Q3). We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already begun submitting CY12,Q3 data for their HHA clients.

If you have not submitted any HHCAHPS data for Quarter 3, we encourage you to begin submitting your files as soon as possible. Remember that HHCAHPS data files must pass both the initial validation checks and the “overnight” validation checks. To ensure that files are accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on January 17, 2013, you must submit all of your CY13,Q3 files on or before Wednesday, January 16, 2013.

Please be reminded that if the HHA submitted a monthly patient information file for the sample month and the vendor determined that the HHA did not have any patients eligible to be sampled for that month, the vendor must still submit an XML data file for that sample month.

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By HHCAHPS on 12/13/2012
The next data submission deadline is Thursday, January 17, 2013. Please note that we are now approximately 5 weeks away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 3 of calendar year 2012 (CY12,Q3). We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already begun submitting CY12,Q3 data for their HHA clients.

If you have not submitted any HHCAHPS data for Quarter 3, we encourage you to begin submitting your files as soon as possible. Remember that HHCAHPS data files must pass both the initial validation checks and the “overnight” validation checks. To ensure that files are accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on January 17, 2013, you must submit all of your Quarter 3 files on or before Wednesday, January 16, 2013.

Please be reminded that if the HHA submitted a monthly patient information file for the sample month and the vendor determined that the HHA did not have any patients eligible to be sampled for that month, the vendor must...
By HHCAHPS on 10/2/2012
The Coordination Team is issuing this announcement and e-mail message to all HHCAHPS-approved vendors to remind vendors of some quality control checks that should be done prior to submitting data files to the HHCAHPS Data Center.

Please check your XML data files for internal logic and consistency. For example,

The number of eligible patients included in the variable on the file should always be equal to or smaller than the number of patients the agency served during the sample month ( ). It should never be more than the number of patients served. The number of patients eligible () must be equal to or larger than the number of patients sampled (). The number of patients sampled () must be equal to or less than the number of patients served ( ). The sample month on each file should reflect a sample month in the quarter being submitted. Check your files to make sure that the sample month is not for an upcoming data submission quarter. Note that the Data...
By HHCAHPS on 10/1/2012
The next data submission deadline is Thursday, October 18, 2012.  Please note that we are now approximately 3 weeks away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 2 of calendar year 2012 (CY12,Q2). We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already begun submitting CY12,Q2 data for their HHA clients.

If you have not submitted any HHCAHPS data for Quarter 2, we encourage you to begin submitting your files as soon as possible. Remember that HHCAHPS data files must pass both the initial validation checks and the “overnight” validation checks.  To ensure that files are accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on October 18, 2012, you must submit all of your Quarter 2 files on or before Wednesday, October 17, 2012.

Please be reminded that if the HHA submitted a monthly patient information file for the sample month and the vendor determined that the HHA did not have any patients eligible to be sampled for that month, the vendor...
By HHCAHPS on 9/10/2012
The next data submission deadline is Thursday, October 18, 2012.  Please note that we are now approximately 6 weeks away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 2 of calendar year 2012 (CY12,Q2). We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already begun submitting CY12,Q2 data for their HHA clients.

If you have not submitted any HHCAHPS data for Quarter 2, we encourage you to begin submitting your files as soon as possible. Remember that HHCAHPS data files must pass both the initial validation checks and the “overnight” validation checks.  To ensure that files are accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on October 18, 2012, you must submit all of your Quarter 2 files on or before Wednesday, October 17, 2012.

Please be reminded that if the HHA submitted a monthly patient information file for the sample month and the vendor determined that the HHA did not have any patients eligible to be sampled for that month, the vendor...
By HHCAHPS on 8/1/2012
This announcement is to remind approved survey vendors of the Home Health Care CAHPS (HHCAHPS) Survey data submission deadline for data collected for sample months in Quarter 2 of calendar year 2012 (CY12,Q2). Data from patients sampled for the April, May, and June 2012 sample months must be submitted to the Data Center no later than 11:59 PM Eastern Time on October 18, 2012.

Please check your Vendor Authorization Reports regularly to ensure that each home health agency (HHA) with which your organization is contracted to submit HHCAHPS Survey data has completed the online Authorize a Vendor Form on the HHCAHPS Web site. Remember that the HHCAHPS Data Center will not accept data files from a vendor unless the HHA has authorized the HHCAHPS vendor to submit data on its behalf.

HOME HEALTH AGENCIES PARTICIPATING IN THE HHCAHPS SURVEY should note that they must complete the online “Authorize a Vendor” form in order for their approved HHCAHPS Survey vendor to submit HHCAHPS Survey data on their behalf....
By HHCAHPS on 7/2/2012
The next data submission deadline is Thursday, July 19, 2012. Please note that we are now two weeks and two days away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 1 of calendar year 2012 (CY12,Q1). We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already begun submitting CY12,Q1 data for their HHA clients.

If you have not submitted any HHCAHPS data for Quarter 1, we encourage you to begin submitting your files as soon as possible. Remember that HHCAHPS data files must pass both the initial validation checks and the “overnight” validation checks. To ensure that files are accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on July 19, 2012, you must submit all of your Quarter 1 files on or before Wednesday, July 18, 2012.

Please be reminded that if the HHA submitted a monthly patient information file for the sample month and the vendor determined that the HHA did not have any patients eligible to be sampled for that month, the vendor must still submit an XML data file for that sample month....
By HHCAHPS on 6/4/2012
The next data submission deadline is Thursday, July 19, 2012. Please note that we are now approximately 6.5 weeks away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 1 of calendar year 2012 (CY12,Q1). We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already begun submitting CY12,Q1 data for their HHA clients.

If you have not submitted any HHCAHPS data for Quarter 1, we encourage you to begin submitting your files as soon as possible. Remember that HHCAHPS data files must pass both the initial validation checks and the “overnight” validation checks. To ensure that files are accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on July 19, 2012, you must submit all of your Quarter 1 files on or before Wednesday, July 18, 2012.

Please be reminded that if the HHA submitted a monthly patient information file for the sample month and the vendor determined that the HHA did not have any patients eligible to be sampled for that month, the vendor must still submit an XML data file for that sample month.

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By HHCAHPS on 4/9/2012
Please note that we are now only 11 days away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 4 of calendar year 2011 (CY11,Q4). We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already submitted CY11,Q4 data for their clients.

If you have not yet submitted HHCAHPS CY11,Q4 data for all or most of your HHA clients, we encourage you to begin submitting your files as soon as possible. To ensure that files are accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on Thursday, April 19, 2012, you must submit all of your Quarter 4 files on or before Wednesday, April 18, 2012. We highly recommend that you submit the XML files for all of your client HHAs by Tuesday, April 17, 2012 so that you will have time to correct errors on any files that are rejected and resubmit corrected files before the deadline on April 19, 2012.

Also keep in mind that CMS will not accept any files after the data submission deadline. When submitting data files, make sure you check the data submission reports to verify that your files were accepted and, if not, correct the files and re-submit them.

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By HHCAHPS on 3/27/2012
The next data submission deadline is Thursday, April 19, 2012. Please note that we are now three weeks and two days away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 4 of calendar year 2011 (CY11,Q4). We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already begun submitting CY11,Q4 data for their HHA clients.

If you have not submitted any HHCAHPS data for Quarter 4, we encourage you to begin submitting your files as soon as possible. Remember that HHCAHPS data files must pass both the initial validation checks and the “overnight” validation checks. To ensure that files are accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on April 19, 2012, you must submit all of your Quarter 4 files on or before Wednesday, April 18, 2012.

 

Please be reminded that if the HHA submitted a monthly patient information file for the sample month and the vendor determined that the HHA did not have any patients eligible to be sampled for that month, the vendor must still submit an XML data file for that...
By HHCAHPS on 3/2/2012

The purpose of this announcement is to alert home health agencies and Home Health Care CAHPS (HHCAHPS) Survey vendors that at this time, no decision has been made by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) about when Medicare health care providers will be required to begin using International Classification of Diseases–10 (ICD-10) diagnosis codes instead of ICD-9 codes. As soon as a new start date for using ICD-10 codes is announced, the HHCAHPS project team will modify the XML format and the HHCAHPS data submission tool to accept ICD-10 diagnosis codes. Until then, the HHCAHPS Data Center will continue to accept ICD-9 codes on HHCAHPS data files and expects that HHCAHPS survey vendors will continue to submit diagnosis information compliant with that format.

By HHCAHPS on 2/27/2012
The purpose of this announcement is to let Home Health Care CAHPS (HHCAHPS) Survey vendors know what to do in the event a Medicare-certified home health agency (HHA) goes out of business or closes while its HHCAHPS Survey vendor is still contracted to conduct and provide HHCAHPS Survey data to the Data Center.

In the event that an HHA closes or is no longer active, the vendor authorization that the HHA submitted will remain in effect in the HHCHAHPS database for the entire period for which the HCHAHPS vendor is authorized. However, the authorized survey vendor may not be able to see the CCN for the closed HHA on the Vendor Authorization Report on the HHCAHPS Web site. This is because the HHCAHPS database ONLY shows CCNs that appear on CMS’s current list of active CCNs.

If an HHA that is participating in the HHCAHPS Survey closes or goes out of business, vendors must submit the HHCAHPS Survey data that was collected for that HHA to the HHCAHPS Data Center. If, when attempting to upload a data file...
By HHCAHPS on 2/22/2012

This is a reminder to Home Health Care CAHPS (HHCAHPS) Survey vendors to check the final disposition code assigned to all sampled cases before submitting XML files to the HHCAHPS Data Center.

By HHCAHPS on 1/3/2012
Please note that we are now three weeks away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 3 of calendar year 2011 (CY11,Q3). We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already begun submitting CY11,Q3 data for their HHA clients. If you have not submitted any HHCAHPS data for Quarter 3, we encourage you to begin submitting your files as soon as possible. Remember that HHCAHPS data files must pass both the initial validation checks and the “overnight” validation checks. To ensure that files are accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on January 23, 2012, you must submit all of your Quarter 3 files on or before Sunday, January 22, 2012.

Please be reminded that if the HHA submitted a monthly patient information file for the sample month and the vendor determined that the HHA did not have any patients eligible to be sampled for that month, the vendor must still submit an XML data file for that sample month.

Vendors should not submit an XML file if the survey could not be fielded...
By HHCAHPS on 12/9/2011
This announcement is to remind approved survey vendors of the Home Health Care CAHPS (HHCAHPS) Survey data submission deadline for data collected for sample months in Quarter 3 of calendar year 2011 (CY11,Q3). Data from patients sampled for the July, August, and September 2011 sample months must be submitted to the Data Center no later than 11:59 PM Eastern Time on January 23, 2012.

Please check your Vendor Authorization Reports regularly to ensure that each home health agency (HHA) with which your organization is contracted to submit HHCAHPS Survey data has completed the online Vendor Authorization Form on the HHCAHPS Web site. Remember that the HHCAHPS Data Center will not accept data files from a vendor unless the HHA has authorized the HHCAHPS vendor to submit data on its behalf.

As always, we urge you to submit CY11,Q3 HHCAHPS data well before the data submission deadline to ensure that there is time to identify and correct problems in data files and resubmit those files before the deadline....
By HHCAHPS on 11/8/2011
Home Health Care CAHPS (HHCAHPS) Survey vendors and Medicare-certified home health agencies (HHAs) should note that the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data to the HHCAHPS Data Center will change with the submission of data for sample months in Quarter 3 of calendar year (CY,Q3) data, as noted below.

The deadline for submitting Home Health Care CAHPS Survey data for sample months in Quarter 3 of CY11 has been changed to 11:59 PM Eastern Time on Monday, January 23, 2012.

As noted in the Home Health Prospective Payment System Update Final Rule for CY 2012, the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey Data is being changed to the third Thursday in each data submission month beginning with the submission of data for Q4, CY11. The following table shows the data submission deadlines for the next five CY quarters.

Click here to view the Data Submission Deadlines.

HHCAHPS Survey vendors and HHAs should contact the HHCAHPS Coordination...
By HHCAHPS on 10/21/2011

The 2013 APU Participation Report will not be available until sometime the week beginning October 24, 2011. To ensure that an XML file has been accepted for each sample month in CY11, Q2 for all of their client HHAs, HHCAHPS Survey vendors should review their Data Submission Detailed and Summary Reports.

By HHCAHPS on 10/21/2011
HHCAHPS Survey vendors and Medicare-certified home health agencies (HHAs) are reminded that HHAs must submit a monthly patient information file to their HHCAHPS Survey vendors each sample month, even though the HHA may not have served any patients eligible for the survey during the sample month. The HHA must submit the monthly patient information file to the vendor in time for the vendor to initiate the survey within 21 days after the sample month ends.

If an HHA does not submit a monthly patient information file for a given sample month in time for the survey to be fielded within 21 days after the sample month ends, HHAs should provide the file in time for the vendor to initiate the survey within 26 days after the sample month ends. If the HHA did not provide home care to any patients during the sample month or did not serve any patients who met survey eligibility criteria during the sample month, the HHA must still submit a monthly patient information file to its HHCAHPS vendor with an indication that...
By HHCAHPS on 10/3/2011
Please note that we are now three weeks away from the deadline for submitting HHCAHPS Survey data for Quarter 2 of calendar year 2011 (CY11,Q2). We thank those HHCAHPS vendors who have already begun submitting CY11,Q2 data for their HHA clients. If you have not submitted any HHCAHPS data for Quarter 2, we encourage you to begin submitting your files as soon as possible. Remember that HHCAHPS data files must pass both the initial validation checks and the “overnight” validation checks. To ensure that files are accepted by the deadline at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on October 21, 2011, you must submit all of your Quarter 2 files on or before Thursday, October 20, 2011.

Please be reminded that if the HHA submitted a monthly patient information file for the sample month and the vendor determined that the HHA did not have any patients eligible to be sampled for that month, the vendor must still submit an XML data file for that sample month.

Vendors should not submit an XML file if the survey could not be fielded because the HHA did not submit a monthly patient information file for that month or the survey was not fielded for some other reason. Vendors, however, must submit a Discrepancy Notification Report (DNR) to indicate why the survey was not fielded.

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By HHCAHPS on 9/1/2011

This announcement is to remind approved survey vendors of the Home Health Care CAHPS Survey (HHCAHPS) data submission deadline for data collected during Quarter 2 of calendar year 2011 (CY11,Q2). Data from patients sampled for the April, May, and June 2011 sample months must be submitted to the Data Center no later than 11:59 PM Eastern Time on October 21, 2011.

As always, we urge you to submit CY11,Q2 HHCAHPS data well before the data submission deadline to ensure that there is time to identify problems in data files and correct and resubmit those file before the deadline. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service (CMS) will not accept any data files for Quarter 2 after 11:59 Eastern Time on October 21, 2011.

Please contact the HHCAHPS Coordination Team at hhcahps@rti.org if you have any questions or need help with your data submissions.

By HHCAHPS on 8/8/2011

Vendors are reminded to submit a Discrepancy Notification Report (DNR) for any home health agency (HHA) for which the vendor was unable to submit data for any sample month from October 2010 through March 2011, if they have not done so already. Please examine your records of data submissions to make sure that you have submitted a DNR for any HHAs that were unable to provide a monthly patient information file to you for a given sample month. Please also submit a DNR for HHAs that did submit a monthly patient information file but your organization was unable to field the survey for a sample month for some other reason.

Please contact the HHCAHPS Coordination Team by email or calling the HHCAHPS toll-free number if you have any questions about this announcement.

By HHCAHPS on 7/15/2011

As per the announcement posted on the HHCAHPS Web site on July 7, 2011 directing HHCAHPS Survey vendors to include both the total count of activities of daily living (ADLs) deficits and the value for the individual ADLs on the XML data file if both of these data are provided by the HHA, the Coordination Team wishes to remind vendors that the acceptable value for the ADL deficits count is 0-5 and M only. If an HHA submits a value for the ADL deficit count variable that exceeds 5, vendors should recode the variable to 5, as this is the maximum that the HHCAHPS Data Center will accept.

By HHCAHPS on 7/7/2011
The HHCAHPS Coordination Team is issuing guidance regarding coding the Count of Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) Deficits on the XML data files for which the sample patient is not fully independent. As you know, home health agencies (HHAs) can provide ADL information in one of two ways:

The total count of ADLs for which the sample member is NOT fully independent, OR The value for each individual ADL data field. If the HHA provides the value for each individual ADL data field (rather than the total ADL count), some HHCAHPS Survey Vendors have been using the HHA-provided values to calculate and report on the XML data file only the total count of ADLs for which the sample member is not fully independent.

Effective immediately, HHCAHPS Vendors should enter on the XML file the same information that is provided by the HHA. That is, if the HHA provides a total count of ADL deficits, that value should be entered as the variable on the XML file.

Alternatively, if the HHA provides...
By HHCAHPS on 7/7/2011
Survey vendors are reminded that if none of the patients for whom information is provided on the monthly patient information file are eligible for the HHCAHPS Survey, the vendor must still prepare and submit an XML file for that sample month. The vendor must indicate on the file that there were 0 eligible cases in the number eligible variable, and enter all other information required in the Header Record Section of the XML file. If the vendor does not submit a file to this effect, CMS and the Coordination Team will view the home health agency as having “missed” a sample month. That is, there will be no documentation on file that the HHA met the participation requirements for that sample month. Note that a Discrepancy Notification Report should not be submitted for situations where there are 0 eligible cases.

Please contact the HHCAHPS Coordination Team via e mail at hhcahps@rti.org or call toll-free at (866) 354-0985 if you have any questions about submitting an XML file to indicate that the HHA did not...
By HHCAHPS on 6/30/2011
The HHCAHPS Coordination Team is issuing guidance regarding coding the Count of Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) Deficits on the XML data files for which the sample patient is not fully independent. As you know, home health agencies (HHAs) can provide ADL information in one of two ways:

The total count of ADLs for which the sample member is NOT fully independent, OR The value for each individual ADL data field. If the HHA provides the value for each individual ADL data field (rather than the total ADL count), some HHCAHPS Survey Vendors have been using the HHA-provided values to calculate and report on the XML data file only the total count of ADLs for which the sample member is not fully independent.

Effective immediately, HHCAHPS Vendors should enter on the XML file the same information that is provided by the HHA. That is, if the HHA provides a total count of ADL deficits, that value should be entered as the variable on the XML file.

Alternatively, if the HHA provides...
By HHCAHPS on 6/7/2011

This announcement is to remind approved survey vendors of the Home Health Care CAHPS Survey (HHCAHPS) data submission deadline for data collected during Quarter 1 of calendar year 2011 (CY11,Q1). Data from patients sampled for the January, February, and March 2011 sample months must be submitted to the Data Center no later than 11:59 PM Eastern Time on July 21, 2011.

As always, we urge you to submit CY11,Q1 HHCAHPS data well before the data submission deadline to ensure that there is time to identify problems in data files and correct and resubmit those file before the deadline. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service (CMS) will not accept any data files for Quarter 1 after 11:59 Eastern Time on July 21, 2011.

By HHCAHPS on 3/2/2011
This is a friendly reminder that the deadline for submitting Home Health Care CAHPS (HHCAHPS) Survey data for Quarter 4 of calendar year 2010 (CY10, Q4) is fast approaching. Data from patients sampled for the October, November, and December 2010 sample months must be submitted to the HHCAHPS Data Center no later than 11:59 PM on April 21, 2011.

As always, CMS encourages HHCAHPS Survey vendors to submit data to the HHCAHPS Data Center well before the data submission deadline to ensure that there is adequate time to correct any problems detected and resubmit the files before the deadline. Keep in mind that each file submitted will undergo validation checks as it is being submitted and must pass additional validation checks which are run overnight (referred to as the overnight validation). If a vendor waits until the day of the deadline to submit a file, the vendor will not have an opportunity to correct and resubmit the file if it does not pass the overnight validations. CMS will not allow the Data Center...
By HHCAHPS on 1/31/2011
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended the data submission deadline for submitting Home Health Care CAHPS (HHCAHPS) Survey data collected for Quarter 3 of 2010 (CY 10,Q3), that is, the July, August and September 2010 sample months.

The new deadline for submitting HHCAHPS data for CY10, Q3 is now 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on this Friday, February 4, 2011.

The extended deadline will enable vendors who did not submit CY10, Q3 HHCAHPS data files by the January 28, 2011 deadline to submit those files so that their client home health agencies (HHAs) will have their CY10,Q3 data submitted as required. HHCAHPS vendors are urged to submit data well in advance of this new deadline; we recommend submitting files no later than Thursday, February 3, 2011 so that any files that have errors can be corrected and pass the nightly checks before 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on February 4, 2011.

Some HHCAHPS vendors could not submit CY10,Q3 HHCAHPS data because their client home health agencies (HHAs) did not complete the online Vendor Authorization Form, which is available on the HHCAHPS Web site at https://homehealthcahps.org/ForHHAs/AuthorizeaVendor.aspx. Please urge your client HHAs that have not yet registered for user credentials and/or authorized you to submit HHCAHPS Survey data on their behalf to do so as soon as possible this week.

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By HHCAHPS on 1/14/2011

The purpose of this announcement is to notify you that, because of the declared State of Emergency in multiple states due to severe inclement weather, the deadline for submitting Home Health Care CAHPS (HHCAHPS) Survey data for Quarter 3 of calendar year 2010 (for July-September 2010 samples) has been extended from January 21, 2011 to 11:59 PM Eastern Time on January 28, 2011.

Medicare-certified home health care agencies and their approved HHCAHPS Survey vendors are advised that they must submit CY10,Q3 HHCAHPS Survey data to the HHCAHPS Data Center no later than the date and time noted above. For questions regarding this extension or about HHCAHPS data submissions, please contact the HHCAHPS Data Coordination Team via email at hhcahps@rti.org or call toll-free at (866) 354-0985.

By HHCAHPS on 12/9/2010

Currently, a vendor cannot upload a monthly XML data file that contains 1,000 or more records directly to the HHCAHPS Data Center (instead, they are required to submit it so that HHCAHPS Data Center personnel uploads the files for the vendor.) We are changing this requirement so that vendors can now directly upload data files containing up to 1,500 records. This change will allow more timely receipt of the Data Submission Summary report for very large data files.

By HHCAHPS on 12/7/2010
This announcement is to remind approved survey vendors of the Home Health Care CAHPS Survey (HHCAHPS) data submission deadline for data collected during Quarter 3 of 2010. Data from patients sampled for the July, August, and/or September 2010 sample months must be submitted to the Data Center no later than 11:59 PM Eastern Time on January 21, 2011.

Since many HHCAHPS Survey vendors will be submitting data files to the Data Center for the first time, we urge you to submit Quarter 3 HHCAHPS Data Center well before the data submission deadline to ensure that there is time to correct problems with any files and re-submit them before the submission deadline. Keep in mind that CMS will absolutely not accept any data files for Quarter 3 after 11:59 Eastern Time on January 21, 2011.

Note that the main reason files have been rejected to date is because the HHA with which the survey vendor has contracted had not authorized the vendor to submit data on its behalf. Before you attempt to submit HHCAHPS data files...
By HHCAHPS on 11/22/2010
Updated Telephone Scripts and A revised version of appendices B, L, M, and N have been posted, which changes the acceptable valid range for the ADL Bathing variable from 0-5 to 0-6.

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By HHCAHPS on 11/16/2010

The Data Submission Summary Report has been revised to include an indicator to alert the HHCAHPS Survey vendor about any files that failed the validation checks because either the vendor is not currently authorized by the HHA, or the start date on the Authorization Form is after the sample month for which the HHCAHPS data file is being submitted. This indicator will make it easier for survey vendors to identify data files that failed data submission for this reason, allowing the vendor to contact the affected HHA to ask the HHA to submit a vendor authorization. The new indicator is located in the far right column on the data submission report Summary View. If the value of ‘No’ is shown, it means that the vendor has not been authorized or that the authorization date is not accurate. Survey vendors can view the current status of their client HHAs’ authorizations by looking at the Survey Vendor Authorization Report located under the “Forms For Vendors” tab.

By HHCAHPS on 6/29/2010

This announcement is to remind approved survey vendors of the Home Health Care CAHPS Survey (HHCAHPS) data submission deadlines for data that will be submitted to the HHCAHPS Data Center in calendar year (CY) 2010 and 2011.

  • Quarter 1, CY2010. Data from patients sampled for the January, February, and/or March 2010 sample months must be submitted to the Data Center no later than 11:59 PM on July 21, 2010.
  • Quarter 2, CY2010. Data from patients sampled for the April, May, and/or June 2010 sample months must be submitted to the Data Center no later than 11:59 PM on October 21, 2010.
  • Quarter 3, CY2010. Data from patients sampled for the July, August, and/or September 2010 sample months must be submitted to the Data Center no later than 11:59 PM on January 21, 2011.

All data files must be successfully submitted no later than 11:59 PM on these dates.

Please note the following.

By HHCAHPS on 6/3/2010

The Web Site User and Data Submission Manual has been posted and is located under the 'Data Submission' tab.

By HHCAHPS on 6/2/2010

The XML Schema Validation Tool is now available, which allows survey vendors to "pretest" their XML files to determine if they will pass many of the validation steps, before actually uploading the file to the Data Coordination Center. This is available under the Data Submission tab once survey vendors have logged into the private side of the portal.

By HHCAHPS on 3/10/2010

This announcement is to remind approved survey vendors of the Home Health Care CAHPS Survey (HHCAHPS) data submission deadlines for data that will be submitted to the HHCAHPS Data Center in calendar year (CY) 2010.

  • Quarter 4, CY2009. Data from patients sampled for the October, November, and/or December 2009 sample months must be submitted to the Data Center no later than 11:59 PM on April 21, 2010.
  • Quarter 1, CY2010. Data from patients sampled for the January, February, and/or March 2010 sample months must be submitted to the Data Center no later than 11:59 PM on July 21, 2010.
  • Quarter 2, CY2010. Data from patients sampled for the April, May, and/or June 2010 sample months must be submitted to the Data Center no later than 11:59 PM on October 21, 2010.

All data submission must be successfully submitted no later than 11:59 PM on these dates.

Please note the following.

  • For the first submission, survey vendors should start submitting their data file for the October 2009 sample month as soon as possible. Approved vendors are encouraged to submit the data file for each sample month as soon as possible after data collection and processing activities for the sample month are completed to allow adequate time to re-submit data in case resubmissions are necessary. You may submit files as many times as needed as long as the final file submission is successfully submitted by the data submission deadline.
  • After you have uploaded your files, you will receive an email confirmation within several minutes notifying you whether your file upload was successful. If you do not receive this e-mail message, please contact the Data Center at hhcahps@rti.org
  • All submitted files will go through a validation check. You will receive an e-mail confirmation message after the validation check is conducted notifying you whether your file has been accepted or rejected. The confirmation e-mail message will contain a hyperlink to a Data Submission Report which will allow you to see details of the validation check and any file errors that were identified.
  • Data Submission Reports will also be available on the project Web site at https://homehealthcahps.org. Survey vendors can access the reports by selecting the Data Submission tab and the “View Data Submission Reports” link. If you do not receive an e-mail message confirming that your file was successfully uploaded or you cannot view the reports on files that you have submitted, please contact the Data Center at hhcahps@rti.org
By HHCAHPS on 2/15/2010

The Data Submission Tool is now available to approved Survey Vendors under the Data Submission tab after user has logged in.

By HHCAHPS on 12/21/2009

The following XML related documents under the ‘Data Submission’ tab are being updated and have been removed from the site:

  • XML File Layouts
  • XML Sample file
  • XML File Schema

As soon as the updates are complete, these documents will be re-posted and an announcement will be made. Thank you.

By HHCAHPS on 12/1/2009

The following documents have been posted under the 'Data Submission' tab:

  • Data Submission Deadlines
  • Standard and DSRS XML File Layouts
  • An Example Standard XML File
  • Standard and DSRS File Schemas
By HHCAHPS on 10/30/2009
The Home Health Care CAHPS Survey Coordination Team has reviewed the requirement to key and report open-ended responses to Q32 and Q34 of the Home Health Care CAHPS Survey instrument. The protocol is being clarified as follows:

 

The decision on whether to key the responses to open-ended survey items, specifically, the “Some other language” (response option 3) in Q32 and the “Helped in some other way” (response option 5) in Q34, is up to each individual home health agency. Vendors will not be required to key and include responses to open-ended survey items on the data files submitted to the Home Health Care CAHPS Survey Data Center. CMS, however, encourages survey vendors to review the open-ended entries so that they can provide feedback to the Coordination Team about adding additional preprinted response options to these survey items if needed.

Changes to the Home Health Care CAHPS Survey Data File Structure and the XML Layouts

The Not Applicable (Code 8) was inadvertently excluded...