Hospice Compassus in Yuma is the first hospice provider in the United States to publicly share information about the quality of care their patients receive. Their numbers show that in one three month reporting period, 100% of their patients were pain free within 48 hours of receiving treatment. Patients also reported they received adequate education about their medication and treatment.
Hospice Compassus selected quality metrics for its own national quality initiative in 2011 before establishment of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services requirements in 2012.
The company’s collection, measurement, and reporting of data are part of an ongoing effort to set and maintain credible, legitimate quality standards for the rest of the industry, and to continue improving on those standards until they reach 100%.