Tag Archives: CAHPS Survey Vendor

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  1. CAHPS Facts v. Fiction

    The following post was written by Samadhi Moreno, Healthcare Research Associate at RMS. I recently listened to a new AHRQ Podcast on the common concerns and misconceptions regarding the CAHPS surveys. The title of the podcast series was “CAHPS Surveys: Sorting Fact from Fiction” by Rebecca Anhang-Price. CAHPS results are used for pay per performance

  2. Selecting a CAHPS® for ACOs Vendor

    RMS is pleased to announce that we have been approved for a second year as a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) vendor of the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems® (CAHPS®) for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) survey! RMS is in its ninth year of CAHPS® survey administration, and is highly experienced in

  3. RMS is CAHPS® For PQRS Certified!

    RMS is pleased to announce that we are a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved vendor of the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems® (CAHPS®) for Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) survey! RMS is in its ninth year of CAHPS® survey administration, and is highly experienced in the collection of data and

  4. Using the CAHPS® Clinician & Group Survey for Quality Improvement—Moving Results Into Actions

    This blog post was written by our guest blogger Megan O’Donnell, Manager at Research & Marketing Strategies, Inc. (RMS) – Healthcare Division. So your organization is conducting surveys of your patients to measure their experience with your practice. Now what? Using the information from the CAHPS®1 Clinician & Group Survey (CG-CAHPS) can help your practice improve the quality of experiences

  5. Breaking Down the New CAHPS® for ACOs Survey

    If you are looking to choose a CAHPS® for ACOs survey vendor, your healthcare organization has until September 22nd, 2014 to do so. Recently, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services granted full approval to 16 CAHPS for ACOs survey vendors across the country in which Research & Marketing Strategies (RMS) is named. If you have

  6. 2013 Healthcare Trend: Over-Surveying Patients and the Impact on Hospital Budgets

    The Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) program offers a host of  surveys to accommodate various healthcare settings. Recently, CMS requested information to aid in the design and development of a new survey tool for hospital outpatient surgery departments (HOSDs) and ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), which ultimately would add another survey tool to

  7. 5 Reasons to Use a Third-Party Vendor for CAHPS Surveys

    This post was written by our guest blogger Paul Dybas, former Business Development Associate at RMS, an approved CAHPS® survey vendor. Whether your practice already conducts the CG-CAHPS® survey or is just getting started, now is a great time to consider contracting a third-party vendor to administer the survey for you. CAHPS® has been a popular topic

  8. Key Drivers to Patient Satisfaction | CAHPS® Survey Vendor

    This post was written by our guest blogger Michele Treinin, a Healthcare Analyst at RMS. In a time when consumers are very price sensitive and the economy is fragile, there is no surprise that companies are trying to win loyalty by offering deals and incentives and providing impeccable service to keep them coming back but

  9. Improving HCAHPS® Scores at Hospitals | CAHPS® Survey Vendor

    Background: RMS partnered with a local hospital to conduct qualitative focus group research among recently discharged patients to obtain feedback and perceptions around their recent hospital experience. In particular, the research focused on the thought process and behaviors linking the types of individual attributes reported in the HCAHPS® survey to the patient’s overall satisfaction, quality

  10. Why You Should Choose RMS as Your ICH CAHPS® Survey Vendor

    The in-center hemodialysis (ICH CAHPS®) survey process is designed to evaluate the patients’ experiences for dialysis care.  The goal of this new initiative is to create evaluation scores that can be used to compare facilities to other facilities in the region, state, and across the country.  By undertaking this effort, a facility will ultimately aid