The May 2019 quarterly Hospice Compare refresh of quality data is now available. It is based on Hospice Item Set (HIS) quality measure results from data collected Q3 2017 – Q2 2018 and Hospice Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) Survey® results reported Q3 2016 – Q2 2018.
Beginning with the May 2019 refresh, Hospice Compare will include information on hospice characteristics to complement the quality and patient experience metrics already available. This information will further empower Hospice Compare users to engage in meaningful conversations with their providers and to help make informed decisions about selecting a hospice. Empowering consumers with useful information are one way CMS works to ensure safety and quality in the healthcare system. In addition, in May 2019, CMS is updating the Zip code database powering Hospice Compare’s search function, helping to ensure accurate search results.
For more information please see the “Hospice Compare May 2019 Refresh Fact Sheet” and the “Hospice Compare May 2019 Refresh Question & Answer” in the Downloads section of the Public Reporting: Background and Announcements webpage.
Please visit Hospice Compare to view the new and updated quality data.