Tag: hospice compare

CMS releases latest Hospice Compare data, providers continue to see improvement

In the August refresh of Hospice Compare, providers nationwide scored 86.4% on the “Hospice and palliative care composite process measure.” By comparison, hospices scored 85.3% in May 2019. They scored 83.6% on the composite measure when it initially appeared on Hospice Compare as part of the website’s quarterly refresh in November 2018. The measure shows […]

Hospices’ scores improve on Hospice CAHPS measures

Brought to you by Home Health Line.   With Hospice CAHPS data, two measures ticked upward by 1% each in the latest refresh of Hospice Compare. Hospice Compare was updated May 16. It gets refreshed quarterly. Hospice CAHPS data were collected between July 1, 2015, and June 30, 2017. Measure May 2018 score February 2018 […]

New guidance on updating demographic data on Hospice Compare

The demographic data displayed on the Provider Preview Reports and on Hospice Compare is generated from information stored in the Automated Survey Processing Environment (ASPEN) system. If inaccurate demographic data is included on the Preview Report or on Hospice Compare, Hospices need to contact their Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) for assistance. When requesting updates to […]

CMS: Hospice Compare’s search by location is returning many incorrect results

by: Josh Poltilove   Read more at Home Health Line. CMS has recently announced that the location search field on Hospice Compare hasn’t worked since the website launched in August. The federal Medicare agency posted a message on Hospice Compare letting users know that when they search by location, many of the hospices that appear […]

Hospice item set data freeze date: November 15

The freeze date for the Hospice Item Set (HIS) data that will be included in quality measure calculations for the February 2018 Hospice Compare refresh is November 15, 2017. The February refresh will include HIS data from Q2 2016 to Q1 2017 (4/1/16-3/31/17). All HIS records, including modifications/corrections and inactivation’s, need to be submitted and […]

CMS’ Hospice Quality Reporting Program has new and updated resources

New and updated resources are available for the Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP): Getting Started with HQRP: Detailed information on the requirements of Hospice Item Set (HIS) and Hospice Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems® (CAHPS®). Designed especially for new providers and staff, this document gives comprehensive detail on the background of each requirement, […]

Hospice Compare fact sheet now available

The following is from Home Health Line. For more news and information on home health and hospice, visit homehealthline.decisionhealth.com.   A new Hospice Compare fact sheet is now available in the downloads section of the Hospice Quality Public Reporting webpage.   This fact sheet contains information related to Hospice Compare and how the site can […]

Hospice Provider Preview Reports Available

Hospice providers are encouraged to preview their quality measure results based on Quarter 1- 2016 to Quarter 4- 2016 data, prior to the November 2017 Hospice Compare refresh. Prior to the release of data on Hospice Compare, hospices are given the opportunity to review their quality measure results during a 30-day preview period using a […]

Hospice Compare released; hospices must step up efforts on pain assessments

The following is from Home Health Line. For more news and information on home health and hospice, visit homehealthline.decisionhealth.com. Hospice Compare’s launch Aug. 16 confirms that, for the most part, hospices already perform well on the Hospice Item Set (HIS). But there’s still room for improvement on at least one measure — pain assessments. The […]