Deyta Publishes a Landmark Report on the Hospice Item Set to Provide an Early Look at Industry Performance

(Louisville, KY) May 12, 2015 – Deyta, a division of HEALTHCAREfirst and an industry leader in data-driven management for hospice and home health care, announces the release of its Hospice Item Set Industry Report, a landmark report that provides a six-month baseline analysis with explanative data on the seven NQF-endorsed hospice quality measures calculated using the HIS data elements collected with Deyta’s Quality Actionboards.

“We are really excited to offer these insights and release this report so that hospices can begin to assess how they compare with the national landscape and think about where improvements are needed,” said J. Kevin Porter, Deyta’s Senior Vice President of Analytics.

While CMS is expected to provide reports to individual hospices for each quality measure, it is not clear when these will be available and to what depth benchmarking insights will be provided. In the future, hospice quality measure scores will be publicly reported increasing the transparency of quality of care being delivered by hospices.

“It is imperative that hospice providers leverage this baseline data now to assess their performance against a national standard and begin working to improve data collection procedures and clinical processes,” said Rebecca Van Vorst, Deyta’s Director of Data Analytics.

Deyta’s Hospice Item Set Industry Report demonstrates the power of a standardized set of data elements and a large national database, which grants the ability to drill down into each quality measure in order to find where improvement may be needed ahead of public reporting. Agencies are performing well as a whole, but there is still room for improvement and this report helps identify where hospices may want to evaluate efforts internally in order to make any needed improvements. Deyta’s Quality Actionboards provides hospices with advanced analytics on HIS performance and other quality outcome measures for identifying gaps in performance, implementing improvements and monitoring results over time. It is the largest, most comprehensive hospice quality database in the industry with extensive comparative analysis for pinpointing performance improvement opportunities.

Agencies can download a copy of Deyta’s Hospice Item Set Industry Report at Hospices wishing to learn more about Deyta’s Quality Actionboards are invited to attend an upcoming Solution Spotlight offered on May 27 at 2:00pm EDT. Hospices may register here. To request immediate information, hospices may contact or 800.841.6095.