Palliative Care Measures

Palliative care, which addresses a patient’s physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs, also facilitates patient autonomy, access to information, and choice.

 

There are no Palliative Care eCQMs applicable or available for accreditation purposes.

There are no Palliative Care chart abstracted measures applicable or available for accreditation purposes.

There are no Palliative Care Services eCQMs applicable or available for certification purposes.

The following are Palliative Care chart abstracted measures used by The Joint Commission.

  • PAL-01 Pain Screening
  • PAL-02 Pain Assessment
  • PAL-03 Dyspnea Screening
  • PAL-04 Treatment Preferences and Goals of Care
  • PAL-05 Treatment Preferences Discharge Document

Specifications for these measures are available below:

Chart-abstracted measures specifications  Screen Reader Text

The Joint Commission’s Advanced Certification Program for Palliative Care recognizes hospital inpatient programs that demonstrate exceptional patient and family-centered care and optimize the quality of life for adult and pediatric patients with serious illness. With the assistance of a Technical Advisory Panel (TAP) that included key stakeholders in the field of palliative care, The Joint Commission has selected performance measures identified as important through the Measuring What Matters initiative of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Care (AAHPM) and Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA).

  • PAL-01 Pain Screening
  • PAL-02 Pain Assessment
  • PAL-03 Dyspnea Screening
  • PAL-04 Treatment Preferences and Goals of Care
  • PAL-05 Treatment Preferences Discharge Document