CMS posted the quarterly Hospice Compare refresh of quality data on August 16, 2018. All quality measures showed improvement since last quarter posting! Pain assessment showed the most improvement, from 81.5% to 83.4%, followed by pain screening.
Updates to the family caregivers’ survey results showed seven measures remained the same. However, Emotional and spiritual support improved by 1%.
Quality measure results are from data collected 4th quarter 2016 through 3rd quarter 2017, and Hospice CAHPS® survey results reported 4th quarter 2015 through 3rd quarter 2017.