Two New Patient-Reported Experience Measures Now Available
September 29, 2021
AAHPM completed a three-year measure development project to create two new patient reported experience measures for outpatient palliative care in partnership with the National Coalition For Hospice and Palliative Care and RAND Corporation. The new measures assess the quality of care provided by asking how much patients felt heard and understood, and if patients got the help they wanted for their pain. The next phase of this project will include work on resources to support implementation of the measures. A unique element of this project was a consistent and intentional commitment to include patients and caregivers in the measure development process. This project was funded through a cooperative agreement between the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and AAHPM. More information can be found on the project webpage.
Learn more about the history of the project on the Palliative Care Measures Project page.