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Supplemental Information for Request for Applications
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Letter of Intent Receipt Date: September 24, 2001
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) invites applications for cooperative agreements to build on and expand the Consumer Assessment of Health Plans (CAHPS®). This RFA builds on earlier work to enrich the evidence base concerning consumer assessment and reporting and enhance the usefulness of CAHPS® products. Select for more information about the RFA.
The files below have been made available to provide supplemental information on CAHPS® (Select for Downloading Information). Knowledge or review of these files is not required for submitting an application to the CAHPS® II RFA. The files are intended to provide additional information on the current status of CAHPS® research and development.
Description of Supplementary Information
CAHPS® 2.0 Survey and Reporting Kit
This zipped file contains information from the CAHPS® 2.0 Survey and Reporting Kit (CSRK). It provides reliable and valid tools that sponsors can use to help consumers and purchasers assess and select health plans including the survey instruments, sample formats for reporting results to consumers, software to assist in data analysis, and guidance and instructions to help organizations carry out the surveys and produce the reports. CAHPS® 2.0 survey instruments can be downloaded, and complete kits can be obtained from:
AHRQ Publications Clearinghouse
Group Practice Level CAHPS®
This zipped file contains information from the Group Practice Level CAHPS® (G-CAHPS®). CAHPS® users were interested in expanding the use of CAHPS® from the health plan level to the group practice level. In collaboration with the Pacific Business Group on Health and funded jointly by the California Health Care Foundation and AHRQ, the G-CAHPS® instrument was developed and tested. The download includes the final report and appendixes from the initial round of field testing, as well as recommendations for future steps.
CAHPS®-Persons With Mobility Impairments (CAHPS®-PWMI)
This project is still at the conceptual stage of development. The goal is to develop and test an instrument to measure the experiences of persons with mobility impairments. An expert meeting was convened in April 2000 to discuss the issues and challenges related to this effort. The preliminary summary of this meeting with appendices is included in the download.
Other Reference Documents
This file contains the remaining supplemental documents referenced in the RFA including:
Your browser may support downloading the RFA's supplementary files from this Web page by File Transfer Protocol (FTP). In zipped files, the files are in Word®, PDF, and PowerPoint® formats. To download from your browser, click the right mouse button on the following links and then click "Save Target as" (Internet Explorer) or "Save Link as" (Netscape Navigator). After saving a file, find the file by using Windows® Explorer (Windows® 98/95/NT) or File Manager (Windows® 3.x) and then open it by double clicking on it.
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Current as of October 2001
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