March 27, 2017 – CMS is now accepting vendor applications for the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers & Systems (CAHPS) surveys for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). The agency will collect these applications until April 30.
“The CAHPS for MIPS survey is an optional quality measure that groups participating in MIPS can elect to administer,” CMS explained in a statement. “It would count, in the quality performance category, as a patient experience measure. Additionally, a MIPS eligible clinician may also be awarded points under the improvement activities performance category for administering the survey.”
The CAHPS surveys measure 12 key domains for patient experience using summary survey measures (SSMs). The CAHPS for MIPS surveys will also include additional measures to meet certain CMS criteria and