The Hospices page provides access to data for all of the hospices located in the selected Market (State). The Main Table is the starting point for evaluating hospice performance and identifying the important differentiators that make your hospice stand out. The focus of this table is patient population and patient sources, but it is easy to setup a basic comparison between key hospices and then navigate to the detail pages for a deeper view into each hospice's performance. The reporting period for this table is one year - the most recent four quarters for all metrics except the rightmost column; % Hospitalized: +30 days. This column is calculated using two years of data. For more information on Reporting periods, see Reporting Periods Overview.
See Sorting, Searching and Filtering to become an expert at how to interact with the data in the table.
Physician and Facility Patient Sources
The main table has two layers of data. The first layer includes a list of all hospices in your selected market (State). The second layer provides additional information for the hospice in each row. To the left of each hospice is a green square with a white triangle. Clicking on this button will open two tables: Physician Sources to this Hospice and Facility Sources for this Hospice. The listed physicians and facilities treated patients who received care at the chosen hospice.
For more information see Patient Sources and Destinations for a general overview or Hospice Detail Page - Physician Referral Sources and Hospice Detail Page - Facility Referral Sources for more details.
Understanding the Data
The Hospices table lists all hospices in your selected Market (State). Each row of the table includes a hospice with important identification information and some basic metrics about their patient population.
|Hospice Name/NPI||This is the hospice name and NPI as listed in the CMS Provider Data (NPI) file. A searchable alias can be added to the contact information for any hospice if the hospice is known by another name.|
|County/ZIP||Primary County/ZIP code of the hospice, as listed in the NPI file. In this table, counts are placed in the ZIP code of the hospice, not the residence of the patients.|
|One Year Total||This is the total count of distinct patients admitted to the hospice during the one year reporting period.||Please note that the counts in the four quarters will most likely not add up to the total in the One Year Total column. Each column is a count of distinct patients. A single patient could be admitted to hospice in more than one quarter but would only be counted once in the One Year Total Column.|
|Quarterly counts||This is the count of patients admitted to the hospice during the calendar quarter listed in the header.|
|ALOS (days)||This is a mean average of the Lengths of Stay for all patients discharged from HOS during the one year reporting period. This does not include patients still receiving Hospice care.|
|Patient Days||This metric is a sum of all days of care provided by the hospice during the one year reporting period. This number provides a useful comparative baseline for overall care provided and revenues generated during the reporting period.|
|% Readmitted: 30 days||This percentage reflects patients who came from an inpatient setting into hospice and were subsequently readmitted to any inpatient setting within 30 days of the first inpatient discharge. This is calculated using a two year reporting period.|
|% Hospitalized: +30 days||This is the percentage of patients from the hospice who were admitted to any hospital during their hospice stay or within 30 days of discharge from hospice care. This is calculated using a two year reporting period.|