The CAHPS Hospice Survey was designed to measure and assess the experiences of patients who died while receiving hospice care, as well as the experiences of their informal primary caregivers.
Development of the CAHPS Hospice Survey
CMS developed the CAHPS Hospice Survey with input from industry stakeholders, government agencies, consumer groups, and other key individuals and organizations involved in hospice care. Since the CAHPS Hospice Survey focuses on experiences of care, implementation of the survey supports the following national priorities for improving care: involving patients and families in care and promoting effective communication and coordination.
The CAHPS Hospice Survey instrument is composed of the following measures:
Global Rating Measures