This week, CMS announced the availability of a new Hospice Data Directory. This directory includes the Hospice Agency dataset, which provides a list of all hospices certified by Medicare and high-level demographic data. It does not include any quality data.
This is a first step taken by CMS to publicly provide reported hospice data so that stakeholders can identify and locate hospices in a sortable, easy-to-use format. In addition, CMS is actively developing a CMS Hospice Compare site, which is expected in mid-2017.