Disclaimer for Compare Hospice Providers
The information displayed on the Compare Hospice Provider portion of
FloridaHealthFinder.gov is obtained from the Family Evaluation of Hospice Care (FEHC) Survey. This is a
survey given to families who participated in hospice care, after their loved one
has died. It asks family members about their view on the care provided to the patient,
as well as their own hospice experience. The survey looks at quality of care including:
patient comfort and emotional support, coordination of care, shared decision making,
provision of information, respect for the patient, and provision of emotional support
to the family. Most Florida hospices survey families to measure and assess quality.
While several tools are used, the tool most commonly used in Florida is the FEHC
survey. Hospice providers that have not reported FEHC data may use another valid
performance measurement tool, but those results are not provided here. Please contact
the hospice directly for information about their particular quality measurement
The information on this website is sent quarterly to the Agency for Health Care
Information (AHCA) through Florida Hospices and Palliative Care, the Florida hospice
trade organization, on a voluntary basis by licensed hospice providers in the state.
Users of this information should take into account that not all FEHC measures are
reported. Rather the reported measures were selected based on an independent assessment
of which five questions on the FEHC survey are the most significant factors influencing
overall satisfaction of hospice service. Additional FEHC survey responses might
influence overall impressions of a hospice’s performance. Please see the National
Hospice and Palliative Care Organization for more information.
AHCA makes every effort to post accurate and reliable information on its website,
however it does not guarantee or warrant that the information is complete, accurate
or up-to-date, or intended to be legal, health, medical or professional advice but
merely conveys reported information. AHCA assumes no responsibility for the use
or application of any posted material. References from this website to any non-governmental
entity, product, service or information do not constitute an endorsement or recommendation
by AHCA. This website is not intended to be a sole source of information in making
choices about hospice providers or their care. All information is subject to change
on a quarterly basis, or without notice.
While hospice providers may play an important role in the care to patients who have
a limited life expectancy, the information provided on this website is intended
for general information purposes only. The intensity and range of hospice intervention
may increase as illness progresses and the complexity of care and needs of the patients
and their families increase. Therefore, understanding patient and family perspectives
is critical in designing a treatment plan that provides quality life experiences
for dying patients. You are further encouraged to discuss the information on this
website with your physician or primary provider for medical advice or with your
attorney for legal advice.