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CAHPS for MIPS Survey Vendor Applications Deadline Approaching

April 25, 2017 - The application deadline for CMS CAHPS for MIPS survey vendors is fast approaching. Interested vendors may apply to be a CAHPS for MIPS survey administrator by April 30, 2017. The CAHPS for MIPS survey may only be administered by those vendors CMS approves, according to the agency. Interested vendors must first review the baseline requirements from CMS, and then submit an application to the...


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CAHPS for MIPS Survey Vendor Applications Deadline Approaching

by Sara Heath

The application deadline for CMS CAHPS for MIPS survey vendors is fast approaching. Interested vendors may apply to be a CAHPS for MIPS survey administrator by April 30, 2017. The CAHPS for MIPS survey may only be administered by those vendors...

CMS Primary Care Models Drive Modest Patient Experience Gains

by Sara Heath

Primary care medical home models, such as the CMS Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) initiative, have a modestly positive effect on patient experience scores, highlighting the value of these programs for improving patient care, according to a study...

Physician Review Sites List Inconsistent Patient Satisfaction

by Sara Heath

A new study shows that ratings on different physician review websites often paint inconsistent pictures of patient satisfaction. Researchers from the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) presented their findings at this week’s American Academy...

Accuracy, Usefulness of Patient eHealth Literacy Assessments

by Sara Heath

With the increasing mHealth and other health IT use to support patient engagement, healthcare professionals are focused on assessing the ability for patients to access, use, and apply knowledge from these tools — otherwise known as patient...

Patient Portal Use Growing as Engagement Efforts Take Priority

by Sara Heath

Patient engagement is on the rise as a result of a significant increase in patient portal availability and adoption, according to a survey from CDW Healthcare. The survey of 200 chronic care patients and 200 providers shows that patients are...

AHRQ Awards $4M for Patient Experience, Safety Initiatives

by Sara Heath

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has awarded a $4 million grant to the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality and the American College of Surgeons to help practices improve patient experience and...

Five Best Practices for Improving Patient Health Literacy

by Sara Heath

Strong patient health literacy is key for improving patient engagement, but it does not occur in a vacuum. Instead, providers should assess and understand outside variables that affect health literacy, such as practice-wide interventions, policy...

How Healthcare Pros Measure Patient Engagement, Satisfaction

by Sara Heath

As a part of the industry push for value-based healthcare, healthcare professionals are facing calls to improve patient engagement. However, patient engagement as a practice is difficult to define and difficult to measure. To work towards achieving...

How Can Healthcare Professionals Define Patient Engagement?

by Sara Heath

Patient engagement is a widely used buzzword throughout the healthcare industry, but for too long has been only that – a phrase with little tangible definition. But coming to an industry-wide consensus on the meaning and scope of patient...

2017 Patient Engagement Requirements for MACRA, Meaningful Use

by Sara Heath

As 2017 approaches, healthcare professionals should prepare for new sets of reporting requirements, including patient engagement provisions under meaningful use for hospitals and MACRA for eligible clinicians. With reimbursement rates hinging...

CMS Family, Patient Engagement Strategies to Drive Quality Care

by Sara Heath

CMS has launched a new patient engagement strategy to support each of the agency’s quality and patient-centered care initiatives, according to an agency blog post. The initiative is a part of the agency’s overarching goal to improve...

CMS, AHRQ Launch New Medicare Patient Engagement Models

by Sara Heath

CMS and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) have partnered to launch two new patient engagement initiatives to increase quality and decrease spending on Medicare beneficiaries. These projects will be a part of the Beneficiary...

Stage 3 Meaningful Use Changes Can Support Patient Engagement

by Sara Heath

As the optional reporting period for Stage 3 Meaningful Use approaches, healthcare industry stakeholders and CMS should consider modifications to the patient engagement requirements, according to a study published in the American Journal of Managed...

Patient Lifestyle Needs Key to Driving Patient Self-Management

by Sara Heath

When Jordan Asher, MD, MS, from MissionPoint Health Partners tries to engage his patients in self-management and health improvement activities, he doesn’t just think about how to move a needle on a quality measurement. Instead, he thinks...

More Face-to-Face Interaction Is Key to Patient Engagement

by Sara Heath

More face time with patients is a top patient engagement strategy, while mHealth tools are not, says a recent survey from the New England Journal of Medicine. The survey, administered between February and March of this year, gleaned insights...

Breaking Down the Role of Patient Engagement in Meaningful Use

by Sara Heath

Patient engagement is not just a new patient-centered care philosophy. For providers and hospitals participating in the EHR Incentive Programs, patient engagement is a critical part of receiving incentive payments. Between the different stages...

Top 3 Projects Boosting Patient Engagement, Health Data Access

by Sara Heath

Patient engagement and patient access to health data are major buzzwords across the healthcare industry. With seemingly unanimous enthusiasm, providers, policymakers, and industry groups are singing the praises of the concept of patient access...

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