The latest quarterly hospice compare data refresh has been posted to CMS Hospice Compare (www.medicare.gov/hospicecompare/) on February 21, 2018. The data refresh included the initial publication of results from the CAHPS® Hospice Survey on Hospice Compare. Survey results are published for all Medicare-certified hospices that had at least 30 completed surveys during the eight quarters from Quarter 2, 2015 (April 1, 2015) through Quarter 1, 2017(March 31, 2017). In addition to the survey results, the Hospice Compare site provides a variety of other data about the quality of hospice care, including the Hospice Item Set (HIS).
Hospice data refresh, based on patient stays discharged through 2017Q1, was updated on CMS Hospice Compare as follows:
- Family experience of care
Family caregivers’ survey results (8 measures) – reporting data for 2015Q2_2017Q1
- Quality of patient care
Patient preferences (2 measures) – reporting data for 2016Q2_2017Q1
Managing pain and treating symptoms (5 measures) – reporting data for 2014Q2_2017Q1
- CMS Hospice Compare: https://www.medicare.gov/hospicecompare/