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Hospice measure added to CASPER QM reports

Beginning April 1, 2019, the Hospice Visits when Death is Imminent measure pair will be included in the Certification and Survey Provider Enhanced Reports Quality Measure (CASPER QM).

The pair assesses whether a hospice patient’s and caregiver’s needs were addressed by hospice staff in the last three and seven days of life. According to a questions and answers report published by CMS, only the three-day measure will be publicly reported on the Hospice Compare website in summer 2019 while the seven-day measure undergoes further testing. Download CMS’ fact sheet, Public Reporting of the Hospice Visits when Death is Imminent Measure Pair (3-day and 7-day Measures), for more information.