To:  NHPCO Provider Members
From:  Health Policy Team
Date:  February 21, 2018

CMS announced today (February 20, 2018) that the Hospice Compare website has been refreshed and includes the initial publication of results from the CAHPS® Hospice Survey. 

A hospice provider will have CHAPS survey results reported on their Hospice Compare is they 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 CAHPS survey results, this Hospice Compare refresh also contains Hospice Item Set (HIS) data from Quarter 2, 2016-Quarter 1, 2017

The next provider preview report will be available on March 1, 2018.

Providers can access Hospice Compare at medicare.gov/hospicecompare/.

Members may email questions to NHPCO at quality@nhpco.org.