Beginning with FY 2014, hospices will be required to report the following quality measures to CMS using the Hospice Item Set (HIS); a standardized data collection instrument. Measures include 6 NQF-endorsed measures and 1 modified NQF measure.
|1617: Patients treated with an Opioid who are given a bowel regimen||Percentage of vulnerable adults treated with an opioid that are offered/prescribed a bowel regimen or documentation of why this was not needed.|
|1634: Pain Screening||Percentage of hospice or palliative care patients who were screened for pain during the hospice admission evaluation/palliative care initial encounter.|
|1637: Pain Assessment||Percentage of hospice or palliative care patients who screened positive for pain and who received a clinical assessment of pain within 24 hours of screening.|
|1638: Dyspnea Treatment||Percentage of patients who screened positive for dyspnea who received treatment within 24 hours of screening.|
|1639: Dyspnea Screening||Percentage of hospice or palliative care patients who were screened for dyspnea during the hospice admission evaluation/ palliative care initial encounter.|
|1641: Treatment Preferences||Percentage of patients with documentation of preferences for life sustaining treatments.|
|1647 (Modified): Documentation of a discussion of spiritual/ religious concerns||Percentage of hospice patients with a discussion of spiritual/religious concerns, or documentation that the patient/caregiver/family did not want to discuss.|