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Hospice Data Quarterly Refresh on Care Compare – February 2023

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The latest quarterly refresh of hospice quality data is now available on Medicare Compare – Hospice (data updated February 15, 2023).

Note: The claims-based and patient experience quality measures exclude Quarter 1 and Quarter 2 of 2020 (January 1-June 30, 2020) because of temporary data exemptions in response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.

Quality of Patient Care measures

  • Patients who got an assessment of all 7 HIS quality measures at the beginning of hospice care to meet the HIS Comprehensive Assessment Measure requirements (2021Q2_2022Q1)
  • Percentage of patients who received visits from a registered nurse or medical social worker on at least 2 out of the final 3 days of their life. (2019Q2_2019Q4 and 2020Q3_2021Q3)

Hospice Care Index Score: (2019Q2_2019Q4, 2020Q3_2021Q3)

The HIS Comprehensive Assessment Measure is a composite of 7 HIS care process measures.

  • NQF #1617 Patients treated with an Opioid who are Given a Bowel Regimen
  • NQF #1634 Pain Screening
  • NQF #1637 Pain Assessment
  • NQF #1639 Dyspnea Screening
  • NQF #1638 Dyspnea Treatment
  • NQF #1647 Beliefs/Values Addressed (if desired by the patient)
  • NQF #1641 Treatment Preferences

Patient and family experience measures (8 measures)

Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) Survey®

CAHPS Hospice Survey data are used to calculate the Family caregiver survey rating (updated quarterly) reporting 2019Q4_2019Q4, and 2020Q3_2022Q1.

  • Communication with family
  • Getting timely help
  • Treating patient with respect
  • Emotional and spiritual support
  • Help for pain and symptoms
  • Training family to care for patient
  • Rating of this hospice
  • Willing to recommend this hospice

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