CMS Updates Items in CAHPS Hospice Survey

By: Visiting Nurse Associations of America on 11/18/2014

Last week, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued updates to a number of items in the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Hospice Survey, which measures and assesses the experiences of patients who died while receiving hospice care, as well as the experiences of their informal primary caregivers.

Among the updated items are a new hospice specific set of frequently asked questions. The CAHPS Hospice Survey Project Team has posted questions that may be of interest specific to the hospice’s roles and responsibilities in the CAHPS Hospice Survey.

Other updated items included the general FAQ document, CAHPS Hospice Survey Quality Assurance Guidelines V1.0 Technical Corrections and Clarifications Document and the CAHPS Hospice Survey XML File Specification V1.0. These items are available here.