POM includes patient-centered measures related to managing pain within 48 hours of admission (Comfortable Dying/NQF #0209), avoiding unwanted hospitalizations/avoiding unwanted CPR, and patient safety.

NOTE: NHPCO has retired the Comfortable Dying measure from data submission and reporting.  We encourage continued use of the measure as a part of your QAPI program. 

      • The Measures include the following patient-centered measures:
          • Comfortable Dying/NQF #0209 (pain brought to a comfortable level within 48 hours of initial assessment)

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Performance Improvement Projects Newsline Denver-Hospice from September 2011 – This article tells the story of one hospice’s successful implementation of the Comfortable Dying Measure and the significant improvements in pain management practice that came about as a result. Please note that the article covers a time period prior to the institution of quality reporting requirements by CMS and consequently the details of measure implementation vary somewhat from the current required measure specifications.  Nevertheless, the experience of The Denver Hospice contains valuable lessons for hospices that have implemented the Comfortable Dying measure.

Self-Determined Life Closure (unwanted hospitalization; unwanted cardiopulmonary resuscitation)

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