CMS clears HCAHPS survey for hospital use

January 2006
AHA News;1/9/2006, Vol. 42 Issue 1, p1
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The article reports that the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced the use of the first national survey on hospital patient satisfaction in the country. It mentions the reactions of the American Health Association and its partners in the Hospital Quality Alliance to the announcement. Hospitals and their patient survey vendors will soon receive details on the implementation, free training and the upcoming trial period.


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