Home Health Care CAHPS Survey – AHRQ – 2010

Posted on August 16, 2010. Filed under: Chronic Disease Mgmt, Clin Governance / Risk Mgmt / Quality | Tags: |

Home Health Care CAHPS Survey – AHRQ – 2010

AHRQ = US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

“The Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) Home Health Care Survey, hereafter referred to as the “Home Health Care CAHPS Survey” is designed to measure the experiences of people receiving home health care from Medicare-certified home health agencies.  The Home Health Care CAHPS Survey will be conducted for home health agencies by approved Home Health Care CAHPS Survey vendors.” 

“AHRQ released a new tool designed to measure patients’ experiences with Medicare-certified home health agencies, is being implemented by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on a voluntary national basis beginning in October 2010.  The Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) Home Health Care Survey captures patients’ perceptions on areas such as patient care, communication between providers and patients, specific care issues (e.g., medications, home safety, and pain), and overall rating of care.  It is currently available in five languages: English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, and Vietnamese.  The survey is designed to meet the following goals:  

Create incentives for home health agencies to improve their quality of care through public reporting of survey results.
Hold health care providers accountable by informing the public about the providers’ quality of care.
Produce standardized data on patients’ perspectives of care that allow objective and meaningful comparisons between home health agencies on domains that are important to consumers.”

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