CMS is seeking comments on information collection requirements related to the ACA Hospice Voluntary Quality Data Reporting Program.  Under the ACA, beginning with FY 2014, the Secretary must reduce the market basket update by 2 percentage points for any hospice that does not comply with the quality data submission requirements with respect to that fiscal year. CMS described the hospice quality reporting requirements in the FY 2012 hospice wage index rule. CMS is now requesting approval of the “Quality Data Submission Form” that hospice providers will use to submit quality measures data to CMS related to Participation in a Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI) Program that Includes at Least Three Quality Indicators Related to Patient Care. Comments will be accepted until November 1, 2011.