CMS has posted the quarterly Hospice Compare refresh of quality data on February 26, 2019. All quality measures showed improvement since the last quarterly posting! Pain assessment showed the most improvement, from 85.5% to 87.8%, followed by pain screening.
Updates to the family caregivers’ survey results showed seven measures remained the same.
As of this release, the new “Composite Process Measure” national average is 84.2%, an increase from 83.6%.
Quality measure results are from data collected 2nd quarter 2017 through 1st quarter 2018, and Hospice CAHPS® survey results reported 2nd quarter 2016 through 1st quarter 2018.
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