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CMS may use new child HCAHPS to adjust Medicaid hospital pay
Modern Healthcare

The CMS this year will start to lay groundwork to base hospitals’ Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program reimbursement in part on how satisfied parents and their children are with the care they receive.In October 2014, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality posted a pediatric version of the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey now used by Medicare to track patient satisfaction in hospitals. The child HCAHPS was funded by AHRQ and the CMS and developed and field-tested by Boston Children Hospital’s Center of Excellence for Pediatric Quality Measurement in collaboration with the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems Consortium.

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