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Slide Presentation of the 2007 Annual Meeting of AHRQ

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Transition to HCAHPS

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  • Piloted the questionnaire at eight hospitals in the fall of 2004
  • Reviewed our system to ensure all CMS guidelines were met. Other than the questionnaire change, few modifications were necessary since Tenet's system already met virtually all of CMS's specifications
  • Participated in focus groups with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
  • In January 2005, transitioned to the HCAHPS questionnaire

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