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10th National CAHPS User Group Meeting

March 29-31, 2006

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On March 29-31, 2006, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) hosted the 10th National CAHPS User Group Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland. The meeting was organized for both current and prospective survey users as well as anyone interested in learning about CAHPS surveys, reporting tools, and quality improvement activities. Speakers included members of the CAHPS Consortium, as well as experienced users and field testers of CAHPS surveys.

Who Attended?

Over 300 people attended the User Group Meeting, about half of whom also attended the CAHPS College. Registrants came from all over the country, and represented the full spectrum of CAHPS users, including

  • Medical directors
  • Clinic and hospital administrators
  • Quality improvement directors and staff
  • Customer service managers
  • Member/patient education managers
  • Representatives of State health departments
  • Marketing directors
  • Researchers focusing on health care quality 

Who Presented?

The User Group Meeting featured presentations by members of the CAHPS Consortium, as well as experts in the field of CAHPS surveys and related areas from a wide variety of organizations, including

  • Hospitals
  • Universities
  • Health plans
  • Medical specialty societies
  • Accreditation bodies
  • State departments of health
  • Business coalitions
  • Federal agencies
  • Research organizations
  • The U.S. Department of Defense
  • Consulting firms

 

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