The Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) for ACOs measures experience of care for ACOs participating in Medicare initiatives. It is based on the Clinician and Group (CG CAHPS) survey and includes additional program specific survey questions.

Information about the CAHPS for ACOs Pilot Survey and the pilot test survey are available.

Survey Instruments for the 2017 reporting period.

The survey administration protocols are contained in the CAHPS for ACOs Survey Quality Assurance Guidelines
Announcements
JUL 20 2017

Final List of 2017 CMS Approved Survey Vendors
Contact information for the final list of approved 2017 CAHPS for ACOs Survey vendors is now available. [ Read More ]

JUL 18 2017

2017 CAHPS for ACOs Survey Materials are Now Available
The CAHPS for ACOs Survey materials are now available for reporting period 2017. [ Read More ]

JUL 06 2017

2017 CAHPS for ACOs Survey Quality Assurance Guidelines (QAG) Version 5
The 2017 CAHPS for ACOs Survey administration protocols are contained in the CAHPS for ACOs Survey Quality Assurance Guidelines Version 5. [ Read More ]

Resources

Additional resources about patient experience measurement and quality improvement.

CAHPS Ambulatory Care Improvement Guide.
Practical strategies for using CAHPS as part of your quality improvement efforts.

CAHPS Podcasts.
Learn from organizations using CAHPS for quality improvement, and hear updates from experts.

Commentary: the Great Patient Experience Survey Myth.
Separate fact from myth about the use and role of patient experience of care surveys.

Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q).
Explore how a signature effort to lift care in 16 communities made patient experience meaningful.

AF4Q Inventory of Improvement Resources.
A free inventory of toolkits, guides, reports, and webcasts to support organizations in improving patient experience.