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As Medicare pushes for better post-acute care, CMS preps new patient survey
Modern Healthcare

The CMS wants more information about the quality of care Medicare beneficiaries get in long-term-care hospitals, so the agency is preparing a new patient-satisfaction survey tailored to the facilities. If the agency adopts a survey, the findings may be published on the CMS website to help consumers make more informed decisions about long-term-care settings and drive improvements in the quality of care. “A rigorous, well-designed LTCH Survey will allow us to understand patient experiences throughout their LTCH care, as reported by the patients themselves, if possible, or by family members,” the agency says in a Federal Register notice.