Hospices’ scores on Hospice CAHPS measures

With Hospice CAHPS data, no scores changed during the latest refresh of Hospice Compare.

Hospice Compare’s latest update was Nov. 30. It gets refreshed quarterly.

Hospice CAHPS data were collected between Jan. 1, 2016, and Dec. 31, 2017.

Measure

November 2018 score

August 2018 score

May 2018 score

February 2018 score

Emotional and spiritual support

90%

90%

89%

89%

Rating of this hospice

81%

81%

81%

80%

Willing to recommend this hospice

85%

85%

85%

84%

Treating patient with respect

91%

91%

91%

91%

Help for pain and symptoms

75%

75%

75%

75%

Communication with family

80%

80%

80%

80%

Getting timely help

78%

78%

78%

78%

Training family to care for patient

75%

75%

75%

75%

Source: Hospice Compare

CMS works with states, facilities to identify and address potential cases of inadequate staffing

CMS released a memo today regarding staffing in nursing facilities:
Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced actions that will bolster nursing home oversight and improve transparency in order to ensure that facilities are staffed adequately to provide high-quality care. These actions include sharing data with states when potential issues arise regarding staffing levels and the availability of onsite registered nurses; clarifying how facilities should report hours and deduct time for staff meal …

Frequently asked questions about Medicare Part B

Source: The Bottom Line
Q: How should multiple units of the same HCPCS code given on the same day be listed on the UB-04 (e.g., four units of 97530 in occupational therapy)?
A: Units of the same HCPCS code provided by the same discipline on the same day should be listed on the same line item. In the above example, it would be one line with four units of 97530, and the individual unit charge would be …