February 22nd, 2013 | 0
Health care is a hot topic, and hospitals must pay increasing attention to something called the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS). Pronounced H-Caps, this assessment is given to random eligible patients after they are discharged, and the patients’ responses are used to establish ratings for the hospitals. These ratings are released to the public four times a year.
The HCAHPS Requirement
In 2002, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) began working with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to create and test the survey before it went into public use. Both agencies are in the federal Department of Health and Human Services.Continue Reading
We do not endorse or guarantee the completeness, accuracy or reliability of any answers, messages, blog posts or other material posted in the Community, and we do not endorse any opinions they express.