CAHPS® Hospice Survey… The CAHPS Hospice Survey assesses the experiences of patients who died while receiving hospice care and their primary informal caregivers. The survey treats the patient and caregiver as a single unit of care. Its purpose is to:

      • Provide a source of information on patient/caregiver experiences that can be publicly reported to beneficiaries and their family members to help them select a hospice program,
      • Support hospices with their internal quality improvement efforts and external benchmarking with other facilities, and
      • Provide the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) with information for monitoring the care provided by hospices. The survey contains 47 questions and is administered to eligible decedents/caregivers from all payer sources.

CAHPS® Measures

Current CAHPS Survey Instrument

CMS Resources: