Posted Saturday, March 19, 2022
Palliative care, unlike hospices and home health, do not have standardized quality measures to show their performance and demonstrate their value. The need for this care is growing, and if they can benchmark their quality measures it would give them more leverage to ask that it be a covered Medicare benefit.
“It’s actually a really big issue in our field — trying to figure out if everyone is on the same page and reporting the same data in the same way,” Nathan Goldstein, M.D. professor of geriatrics and palliative medicine for the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, told Hospice News. “The most basic element here is that quality measurement is significant to care and plays a critical role in quality of care and payment reform. We need to promote the implementation of clinical practice guidelines to ensure care that’s consistent, high quality and really guides the development and structure of new and existing palliative care.”
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