The ICH CAHPS Survey Questionnaire
Some in-center hemodialysis facilities and survey vendors have asked whether they should use the ICH CAHPS Survey Questionnaire that was posted on the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ’s) ICH CAHPS Website (at https://www.cahps.ahrq.gov/hemodialysis/ ) or the survey that is posted on this Website when conducting the ICH CAHPS Survey in calendar year (CY) 2013.
CMS recommends that the ICH CAHPS Survey Questionnaire posted on the AHRQ ICH CAHPS Website be used for surveys conducted in CY2013. Survey vendors may use the questionnaire version that is posted here. Please note that the About You section in the ICH CAHPS Survey Questionnaire might change before national implementation of the ICH CAHPS Survey begins in CY2014 as part of the requirements for the ESRD quality incentive program (QIP) for payment year (PY) 2016 and beyond.