Care Quality & Standards
Hospice Compare Reports are provided by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). They provide information about hospice programs across the nation, allowing patients, family members and health care providers to get a snapshot of the quality of care. Examples include the thoroughness of each hospice’s assessment of the patient, including the extent to which the hospice has asked the patient about the severity of his/her pain and the extent to which he/she exhibits shortness of breath. Hospice Compare also measures the extent to which the hospice makes a comprehensive assessment of a patient’s treatment preferences.
These official datasets are used on the Medicare.gov Hospice Compare Website provided by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Patients or caregivers who were asked about treatment preferences like hospitalization and resuscitation at the beginning of hospice care
Patients or caregivers who were asked about their benefits and values at the beginning of hospice care
Patients who were checked for pain at the beginning of hospice care
Patients who got a timely and thorough pain assessment when pain was identified as a problem
Patients who were checked for shortness of breath at the beginning of hospice care
Patients who got timely treatment for shortness of breath
Patients taking opioid medication who were offered care for constipation