CAHPS for ACOs Survey Vendor Training

Survey vendors must complete the following CAHPS for ACOs Survey trainings for Performance Year 2018, which consists of two self-guided computer-based sessions and one webinar.

CAHPS for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) Participating in Medicare Initiatives: ACO Survey Vendor Training – This self-guided computer-based training will cover content related to: Survey Overview and Background; Sample Design and Beneficiary Selection; and Data Analysis and Public Reporting. (April 23, 2018 to May 4, 2018)

  • Required for all conditionally approved ACO Survey Vendors
  • Key vendor and/or subcontractor staff required to complete training include:
    1. Project Manager;
    2. Information Systems Specialist and Computer Programmer(s)/Developer(s);
    3. Call Center Supervisor; and
    4. Mail Center Supervisor

        Training slides from this session are now available.

CAHPS Survey for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Survey Vendor Training – This second self-guided computer-based training will cover content common to both CAHPS for ACOs and CAHPS for MIPS Surveys, including: Roles and Responsibilities; CMS DUA; Data Collection Protocol; and Vendor Oversight. (July 10, 2018 to July 20, 2018) 

  • Required for all approved ACO and MIPS Survey Vendors
  • Key vendor and/or subcontractor staff required to complete training include:
    1. Project Manager
    2. Information Systems Specialist and Computer Programmer(s)/Developer(s);
    3. Call Center Supervisor; and
    4. Mail Center Supervisor

       Training slides from this session are now available

CAHPS Survey for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Survey Vendor Training – This webinar will cover data-specific content common to both CAHPS for ACOs and CAHPS for MIPS Surveys, including: Data Safeguarding; Data Coding; File Preparation; and Data Submission. (November 1, 2018) 

  • Required for all approved ACO and MIPS Survey Vendors to maintain approval status.
  • Staff members fulfilling the roles of Project Manager, Information Systems Specialists and Computer Programmer/Developer(s), Data Administrator, and Back-up Data Administrator are required to attend.

Training Materials

The agenda for the November 1, 2018 Survey Vendor Training is available for viewing or downloading.

2018 CAHPS for ACOs and MIPS Survey Vendors Data Training Webinar Agenda

The PowerPoint slides for the November 1, 2018 CAHPS for ACOs and MIPS Survey vendor training are available for viewing or downloading. Note: To print multiple slides on one page, please adjust the "page scaling" item under printing options for your printer. Click on the drop-down box and select "multiple pages per sheet."

2018 CAHPS for ACOs and MIPS Survey Vendor Training Webinar PowerPoint Slides

Note that there are no registration fees associated with training. 

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.

Survey Instruments for the 2018 reporting period.

Click the Survey Vendor Participation Process for New Vendors link above for steps on becoming an approved CAHPS for ACOs Survey Vendor.

The survey administration protocols are contained in the CAHPS for ACOs Survey Quality Assurance Guidelines