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CMS seeks input on CAHPS surveys for outpatient surgery, hospice

January 25, 2013

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services seeks input through March 26 on potential survey instruments, measures and topics for two experience-of-care surveys it is developing - one for patients at hospital outpatient surgery departments and ambulatory surgery centers, and the other for family members and friends of patients who die in hospice care. The agency plans to develop and submit the surveys to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality for recognition as Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems surveys.