CMS has posted the quarterly Hospice Compare refresh of quality data on December 4, 2018. All quality measures showed improvement since the last quarterly posting! Pain assessment showed the most improvement, from 83.4% to 85.5%, followed by pain screening.
Updates to the family caregivers’ survey results showed seven measures remained the same.
CMS has added a new “Composite Process Measure” to Hospice Compare. As of this release, the national average is 83.6%.
Quality measure results are from data collected 1st quarter 2017 through 4th quarter 2017, and Hospice CAHPS® survey results reported 1st quarter 2016 through 4th quarter 2017.