Updated on 01/11/2019

SOURCE: Click HERE to view the original article posted on CMS.GOV – November 15, 2018

Guidance Manual for Completion of the Hospice Item Set (HIS) V2.01 can be found HERE.

The HIS Manual has been updated with refined guidance for completing the HIS based on frequently asked questions from the Hospice Quality Help Desk. Note that no updates were made to HIS items or the HIS itself (i.e., no HIS items have been added, deleted, or changed). Instead, additional guidance based on provider feedback from the Hospice Quality Help Desk has been added to the manual to clarify HIS coding instructions.

Updates were made throughout the manual, so providers should consider replacing their existing versions of the HIS Manual V2.00 with the new HIS Manual V2.01. Additionally, providers can review the change table for a quick glance at the updates that were made to the HIS Manual. The new version of the HIS Manual V2.01 and the associated change table can be found HERE.