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 Read more
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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 Read more
When it comes to improving your HCAHPS® scores, you may not know where to start. Or maybe you are a hospital who scores very well in specific survey composites such as Responsiveness of Hospital Staff or Nurse Communications but you cannot figure out why your recent discharges rate your Doctor Communications so low. Or perhaps you Read more
Did you know that CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) allows hospitals to change their approved HCAHPS® survey vendor on a quarterly basis? That means you can select a new HCAHPS® vendor at four different times during the calendar year. This depends on the current contract you have with your vendor, but if you Read more