CMS Launches Public Reporting of CAHPS® Hospice Survey Results
Today (February 20, 2018), CMS announces the initial publication of results from the CAHPS® Hospice Survey on Hospice Compare. Hospice Compare is a user-friendly web tool found at https://www.medicare.gov/
hospicecompare/. It provides information to help patients, their families, caregivers, and providers make more informed decisions about choosing a hospice. Hospice Compare allows users to select up to three hospices at a time to compare the clinical quality of care provided and patient experiences with these hospices.
Survey results are published for all Medicare-certified hospices that had at least 30 completed surveys during the eight quarters from Quarter 2, 2015 (April 1, 2015) through Quarter 1, 2017(March 31, 2017). In addition to the survey results, the Hospice Compare site provides a variety of other data about the quality of hospice care, including the Hospice Item Set (HIS).
CMS works diligently to make healthcare quality information more transparent and understandable for consumers and is committed to helping individuals make informed healthcare decisions for themselves and their families based on objective measures of quality.