Tentative Data Collection Schedule for the 2022 ICH CAHPS Spring Survey
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The tentative data collection schedule and the dates for some key activities related to the 2022 In-Center Hemodialysis CAHPS (ICH CAHPS) Spring Survey are shown below. Please note that these dates are subject to change. Should a schedule change occur, an announcement will be posted.

Activity Date
2022 ICH CAHPS Survey Vendor Update Training Session 2/9/2022
2022 Introduction to the ICH CAHPS Survey Self-Administered Training 2/9/2022-2/16/2022
Submit New Facility-Specific Questions to CMS 2/4/2022
Deadline for Authorizing a Vendor for 2022 Spring Survey1 2/28/2022
Deadline for Submitting a 2022 Facility Non-Participation Form2 2/28/2022
Deadline (for vendors) to Review Vendor Authorization Report and Notify the Coordination Team of any Authorization Issues 3/1/2022
Deadline for Submitting the Updated Quality Assurance Plan 5/31/2022
Sampling Window 10/1/2021-12/31/2021
Sample Files Uploaded on ICH CAHPS Website 3/25/2022
Vendors Attest to Receipt of Sample File 3/29/2022
Mail Prenotification Letter 4/15/2022
Mail 1st Questionnaire (mail only and mixed mode)/Begin Telephone data collection (phone only) 4/29/2022
Mail 2nd Questionnaire (mail only)/Begin phone follow-up (mixed mode) 5/27/2022
Data Collection Ends 7/8/2022
Vendors Clean/Process Final Data and Construct XML File 7/8/2022-7/26/2022
Deadline for Submitting XML Data File to ICH Data Center 7/27/2022

1 Only ICH facilities that will be switching to a different survey vendor and those that will be participating in the ICH CAHPS Survey for the first time will need to complete the online vendor authorization form.
2 The Facility Non-Participation Form is an annual form that is valid only for the year in which it was submitted. ICH facilities that submitted the Facility Non-Participation Form in CY2021 must submit the 2022 Facility Non-Participation Form if they do not plan to administer the 2022 ICH CAHPS Spring and Fall Surveys.

Please contact the Coordination Team via e-mail at or call 1-866-245-8083 if you have any questions or need more information about the 2021 ICH CAHPS Spring Survey.