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  • Hospice Care
  • Palliative Care
  • Hospice Compare
  • Hospice Agencies
  • Quality of Care
  • Hospice Services

Hospice Provider Data

This dataset includes a list of hospice agencies with data on the quality of patient care measures shown on Hospice Compare. It includes information about hospice agencies such as address, phone number, ownership data and different Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Regions they belong to. This dataset also contains data regarding the corresponding scores against each of the measures for quality of patient care.

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Hospice Provider Data works with many of the Medicare and Medi-Cal Certified Hospice Agencies in the San Francisco area, and is surveyed by agencies of the state and federal governments, and by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the federal agency that runs the Medicare program, created Hospice Compare in collaboration with organizations representing people with Medicare, hospice organizations, other stakeholders, and other federal agencies.

Hospice offers specialized care and support to individuals, their families, and caregivers during an advanced illness. The focus of hospice is on comfort and quality of life, rather than cure. Hospice can be provided wherever the individual lives. Hospice agencies most often provide services where people live, whether it’s at home, an assisted living facility, or a nursing home. Sometimes the hospice team will determine that an individual needs short-term inpatient or respite care services. Hospice compare enables different individuals to find hospices that serve in their area and compare them based on the quality of care they provide.

The quality of care that hospices provide to patients and families can vary. Hospice Compare reports information on hospices across the nation and allows patients, family members, and health care providers to get a snapshot of the quality of care each hospice provides. People can compare hospices based on important indicators of quality, like the percentage of patients checked for pain or who are asked about their preferences for life-sustaining treatment.

The information on Hospice Compare should be used with other information one gathers about hospices in their area. In addition to reviewing the information on Hospice Compare, individuals are also encouraged to talk to their doctor, social worker, or other health care providers when choosing a hospice.

This dataset includes information about hospice agencies such as address, phone number, ownership data and different CMS Regions they belong to. This dataset also contains data regarding the corresponding scores against each of the measures for quality of patient care.

The CMS region is the region where the hospice is located. Below is a key to the location of the regional offices and the states covered by each CMS region:
– 1 = Boston: Connecticut, Main, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont
– 2 = New York: New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
– 3 = Philadelphia: Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia
– 4 = Atlanta: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee
– 5 = Chicago: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin
– 6 = Dallas: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas
– 7 = Kansas City: Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska
– 8 = Denver: Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming
– 9 = San Francisco: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Pacific Territories
– 10 = Seattle: Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington

The measure code consists of the CMS ID (prefix) and the variable name (suffix) for the corresponding measure score. The following are the specific descriptions against several measure codes used in this dataset:
– H_001_01 = Treatment Preferences
– H_002_01 = Beliefs/Values Addressed (if desired by the patient)
– H_003_01 = Pain Screening
– H_004_01 = Pain Assessment
– H_005_01 = Dyspnea Screening
– H_006_01 = Dyspnea Treatment
– H_007_01 = Patients Treated with an Opioid who are Given a Bowel Regimen

The measure names for the corresponding measure codes are described as follows:
– Treatment Preferences = NQF#1641, CMS ID: H001.01
– Beliefs/Values Addressed (if desired by the patient) = NQF#1647, CMS ID: H002.01
– Pain Screening = NQF#1634, CMS ID: H003.01
– Pain Assessment = NQF#1637, CMS ID: H004.01
– Dyspnea Screening = NQF#1639, CMS ID: H005.01
– Dyspnea Treatment = NQF#1638, CMS ID: H006.01
– Patients Treated with an Opioid who are Given a Bowel Regimen = NQF#1617, CMS ID: H007.01

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Temporal Coverage

2018-04-01 to 2019-06-30

Spatial Coverage

United States


John Snow Labs; Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS);

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Hospice, Hospice Care, Palliative Care, Hospice Compare, Hospice Agencies, Quality of Care, Hospice Services

Other Titles

Hospice Compare Provider Data, Hospices Quality of Care Comparison, Provider Data Regarding Hospice Agencies

Data Fields

Name Description Type Constraints
CMS_Certification_Number_CCNCMS certification number (CCN). Identification number of the hospice within the CMS dataset. The CCN for providers and suppliers is a 6 digit number. The first 2 digits identify the State in which the provider is located. The last 4 digits identify the type of facility.stringrequired : 1
Facility_NameName of the facility (also referred to as the provider)stringrequired : 1
Facility_AddressIt includes the main street address information of the Facility.stringrequired : 1
Facility_CityMailing city. The city in the main street address of the Hospice.stringrequired : 1
State_AbbreviationThe two-character postal code used to identify the state where the Hospice is located.stringrequired : 1
Zip_Code5 digit postal zip code in the mailing address of the hospice.integerlevel : Nominalrequired : 1
County_NameMailing county of the hospice.string-
Phone_NumberPhone number of the Hospice facility.string-
CMS_RegionIndicates the Regional Offices of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). CMS Regional Offices are the agency’s state and local presence. Regional field staff work closely with beneficiaries, health care providers, state governments, CMS contractors, community groups and others to provide education and address questions. There are ten regions that provide health care services in their respective areas.integerlevel : Ordinalrequired : 1enum : Array ( [0] => 1 [1] => 2 [2] => 3 [3] => 4 [4] => 5 [5] => 6 [6] => 7 [7] => 8 [8] => 9 [9] => 10 )
Measure_CodeThe measure code consists of the CMS ID (prefix) and the variable name (suffix) for the corresponding measure score.stringrequired : 1
Measure_NameIt includes the Measure name for the corresponding measure code.string-
ScoreIt refers to the measure score for the corresponding measure code and name.numberlevel : Ratio
FootnoteIt includes the relevant footnotes for different hospice agencies.string-

Data Preview

CMS Certification Number CCNFacility NameFacility AddressFacility CityState AbbreviationZip CodeCounty NamePhone NumberCMS RegionMeasure CodeMeasure NameScoreFootnote
11500BAPTIST HOSPICE301 INTERSTATE PARKMONTGOMERYAL36109Montgomery(334) 395-50004H_001_01_OBSERVEDHospice and Palliative Care Treatment Preferences100
11500BAPTIST HOSPICE301 INTERSTATE PARKMONTGOMERYAL36109Montgomery(334) 395-50004H_002_01_OBSERVEDBeliefs & Values Addressed (if desired by the patient)99
11500BAPTIST HOSPICE301 INTERSTATE PARKMONTGOMERYAL36109Montgomery(334) 395-50004H_003_01_OBSERVEDHospice and Palliative Care Pain Screening99
11500BAPTIST HOSPICE301 INTERSTATE PARKMONTGOMERYAL36109Montgomery(334) 395-50004H_004_01_OBSERVEDHospice and Palliative Care Pain Assessment97
11500BAPTIST HOSPICE301 INTERSTATE PARKMONTGOMERYAL36109Montgomery(334) 395-50004H_005_01_OBSERVEDHospice and Palliative Care Dyspnea Screening99