Clinical Excellence

CMS Hospice Compare

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

VNA 100%
National Average 99.2%

Patients or caregivers who were asked about their benefits and values at the beginning of hospice care

VNA 100%
National Average 97.2%

Patients who were checked for pain at the beginning of hospice care

VNA 100%
National Average 97%

Patients who got a timely and thorough pain assessment when pain was identified as a problem

VNA 96.6%
National Average 91.8%

Patients who were checked for shortness of breath at the beginning of hospice care

VNA 100%
National Average 98.4%

Patients who got timely treatment for shortness of breath

VNA 98.5%
National Average 96.5%

Patients taking opioid medication who were offered care for constipation

VNA 98.2%
National Average 94.2%