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 updates to the CAHPS for ACOs Survey planned for reporting year 2018 is available.

Survey Instruments for the 2018 reporting period.

The survey administration protocols are contained in the CAHPS for ACOs Survey Quality Assurance Guidelines
Announcements
MAY 21 2018

2018 CAHPS for ACOs Survey Data Collection Schedule
The 2018 data collection schedule is now available. [ Read More ]

MAY 17 2018

Final List of 2018 CMS Approved Vendors
Contact information for the final list of approved 2018 CAHPS for ACOs Survey vendors is now available. [ Read More ]

APR 18 2018

2018 CAHPS for ACOs Training
Information about the 2018 CAHPS for ACOs Survey training is now available. [ 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.