By: Mireyca Carrasquillo, Quality Management and Stars

Holistic health care comprises biological, psychological, social, spiritual, cultural care, and the patient’s interaction with their environment. A look at these aspects of the human being helps to understand the way in which he practices good eating and exercise habits, the elements that can affect his mental health and which help him feel in full well-being. In addition, it helps to pay more attention to areas where your health conditions affect you in the execution of the activities of your daily life. 

Medical office interventions should focus on addressing all aspects of the patient and providing recommendations for healthy lifestyles that nurture their emotional state and strengthen their physical health. A proper balance between daily activities will increase patients’ satisfaction and sense of well-being and achieve greater commitment to their health by fostering successful aging in our communities. 

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service (CMS) collects valid, reliable, and clinically meaningful health data through the Health Outcome Survey (HOS). This survey evaluates several elements of holistic patient care, including guidance from their physician on the topics of urinary incontinence, fall risk, and physical activity, among others.  These issues are usually sensitive when touching them with your patients, we encourage you to talk to them in a pleasant way and present alternatives so that they can improve their quality of life. 

For more information about the HOS survey, you can contact your Quality and Stars representative or write to