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Summary of the March 16, 2018 Technical Expert Panel to Explore the Feasibility of Conducting a Patient Experience of Care Survey of Home, Peritoneal, and Pediatric Dialysis Patients

May 30

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5/30/2018

Dialysis facilities and other stakeholders have recently expressed an interest to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in a CAHPS Survey for home hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, and pediatric dialysis patients. CMS asked RTI International (RTI) to examine the feasibility of conducting a CAHPS Survey of these patient populations.

RTI established a 10-member Techinical Expert Panel (TEP) and conducted a telephone conference with TEP members on March 16, 2018. The TEP was comprised of doctors, nurses, social workers, and patients with expertise in home hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, and/or pediatric dialysis. During the TEP telephone conference, TEP members were asked to provide input on a number of issues, including domains of care that would be important to home hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, and pediatric dialysis patients. RTI project staff also sought input on domains of care and issues related to a possible CAHPS Survey of kidney transplant patients.

Please click here to read the full summary of the TEP conference. Please contact the ICH CAHPS Coordination Team at 1-866-245-8083 or via e-mail at ichcahps@rti.org if you have any questions.