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  1. RMS Ranked One of the Largest Patient Satisfaction Measurement Firms in the U.S.

    RMS Ranks as One of the Largest Patient Satisfaction Measurement Firms in the Country

    The following blog post was written by Maggy Stewart, Graphic Designer & Marketing Coordinator at RMS. Modern Healthcare has ranked Research & Marketing Strategies, Inc. (RMS) one of the largest patient-satisfaction measurement firms in the United States. Celebrating its milestone 15-year anniversary in 2017, RMS continues to grow its consulting and survey business within the Read more

  2. Healthcare Update! Acronyms You Need to Know!

    The following blog post was written by Christine Benn, Business Development Coordinator at RMS. As the healthcare industry continues to grow and evolve, we are finding ourselves with more and more acronyms to remember. As a research firm, we want to help you stay up to date and informed on the latest acronyms we are Read more

  3. Don’t Postpone, Move Forward with OAS CAHPS Surveying

    The following blog post was written by Mark Dengler, President of RMS.  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed delaying implementation of the mandated 2018 date for the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems Outpatient and Ambulatory Surgery Survey (OAS CAHPS). As a result, many ambulatory surgery center facilities are trying Read more

  4. Hospital Revenue Management In-Depth Interviews – Case Study

    This blog post was written by Erica Winters, Sr. Research Analyst & Social Media Strategist, and is a summary of a recent project completed by Research & Marketing Strategies, Inc. (RMS). Background: A consulting company recently partnered with RMS to conduct hospital revenue management research. The client wanted to better understand the hospital merger/acquisition process as Read more

  5. Selecting an OAS CAHPS® Vendor Prior to Mandatory Implementation

    The following blog post was written by Christine Benn, Business Development Coordinator at RMS. Warning: deadlines are closer than they appear. For those Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASC’s) and Medicare-certified Hospital Outpatient Departments (HOPD’s) who will be mandated to conduct the OAS CAHPS® surveys beginning in January 2018, now is the time to get started. Become Read more

  6. 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 Read more

  7. HCAHPS Update: Using Patient Experience Information in Hospitals

    The following post was written by Samadhi Moreno, Healthcare Research Associate at RMS. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) recently announced a new exciting research project titled: “Using Patient Experience Information in Hospitals: A survey of Hospital Quality Leaders.” The project aims to answer the following questions: How do hospitals collect patient experience Read more

  8. What You Need to Know About OAS CAHPS®

    The following blog post was written by Hilary Ranucci, Business Development Coordinator at RMS. RMS continues to expand their abilities and 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 Outpatient and Ambulatory Surgery (OAS) survey! RMS Read more

  9. 12 Step Program for Data Breach Response

    The following blog post was written by Al Tripodi, Quality Auditor Associate at RMS. It’s probably not surprising that there has been an increasing number of HIPAA Breaches across the country. There is no question that as you hear of these breaches, you consider how to put more rigor around prevention. Here are 12 best Read more

  10. American Board of Pediatrics Awards Credit to NCQA PCMH Recognized Pediatricians

    Pediatricians associated with a practice that is a recognized Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) can now be awarded Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credit by the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP). MOC is designed by and for pediatricians to encourage lifelong learning, self-assessment, and a continuous commitment to quality. Read more

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