CMS Announces New Hospice Measure to be Added to Hospice Compare

April 8 2019 |Marian Essey
CMS Announces New Hospice Measure to be Added to Hospice Compare

The Hospice Visits when Death is Imminent measure pair assesses whether a hospice patient and caregiver’s needs were addressed by hospice staff in the last three and seven days of life. CMS will publicly report the three-day Hospice Visits when Death is Imminent measure on Hospice Compare in summer 2019, as planned. The seven-day Hospice Visits when Death is Imminent measure will not be publicly reported at this time because it did not currently meet readiness standards for public reporting.

For more information please see the “Public Reporting of the Hospice Visits when Death is Imminent Measure Pair Fact Sheet” and "Hospice Visits when Death is Imminent Measure Pair Questions and Answers" found in the Hospice Public Reporting: Background and Announcements webpage in the Downloads section at the bottom of the page.