On August 16, 2017, CMS unveiled the new Hospice Compare website. The site displays information in a ready to use format and provides a snapshot of the quality of care each hospice provides to its patients. CMS works diligently to make healthcare quality information more transparent and understandable for consumers and is committed to helping individuals make informed healthcare decisions for themselves and their families based on objective measures of quality.
The Hospice Compare site allows patients, family members, caregivers, and healthcare providers to compare hospice providers based on important quality metrics, such as the percentage of patients that were screened for pain or difficult or uncomfortable breathing, or whether patients’ preferences are being met. Currently, the data on Hospice Compare is based on information submitted by approximately 3,876 hospices.
The next refresh will take place in Winter 2018.
To view the new website, please visit https://www.medicare.gov/hospicecompare/
The Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers & Systems (CAHPS®) Hospice survey information will be displayed during a subsequent quarterly data update in winter 2018.