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Hospices’ scores on Hospice Item Set measures

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Among the seven Hospice Item Set (HIS) measures posted on Hospice Compare, providers once again improved the most on “Hospice and palliative care pain assessment” during the August 2018 refresh.
Measure
August 2018
May 2018
February 2018
December 2017
Hospice and palliative care treatment preferences
98.7%
98.6%
98.5%
98.4%
Beliefs and values addressed (if desired by the patient)
94.9%
94.5%
94.2%
93.9%
Hospice and palliative care pain screening
95.3%
94.8%
94.4%
94.2%
Hospice and palliative care pain assessment
83.4%
81.5%
79.7%
78.7%
Hospice and palliative care dyspnea screening
97.8%
97.6%
97.5%
97.5%
Hospice and palliative care dyspnea treatment
95.3%
95.2%
95.1%
94.8%
Patients treated with an opioid who are given a bowel regimen
93.7%
93.6%
93.5%
93.5%
Source: CMS