HCAHPS close to becoming first uniform national patient survey

Ament, Lucy
November 2005
AHA News;11/14/2005, Vol. 41 Issue 23, p1
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the issuance of the final version of the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Health Plans (HCAHPS), a questionnaire that spans nurse and physician performance and responsiveness and transition planning by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Public comments on HCAPHS will be accepted by the CMS until December 7, 2005. HCAHPS has been developed to empower patients to make better consumer choices. The CMS plans to hold free training sessions for the implementation of the survey.


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