CMS has posted the quarterly Hospice Compare refresh of quality data on May 16, 2018.
All quality measures showed improvement since last quarter posting! Pain assessment showed the most improvement, followed by pain screening.
Updates to the family caregivers’ survey results showed six measures remained the same. However, rating of this hospice and willing to recommend this hospice both improved by 1%. An improvement in these two global measures is an excellent, positive trend with these new caregiver survey results.
Quality measure results are from data collected 3rd quarter 2016 thru 2nd quarter 2017, and Hospice CAHPS® survey results reported 3rd quarter 2015 thru 2nd quarter 2017.