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Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approves DSS Research to administer the OAS CAHPS® Survey Fort Worth, Texas - February 1, 2016 - Beginning in 2016 Medicare certified hospital outpatient departments (HOPDs) and ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) are encouraged to begin voluntary participation in the Outpatient and Ambulatory Surgery CAHPS survey.

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Latest DSS Health Care Engagement Index highlights differences between engaged and disengaged Fort Worth, Texas - September 11, 2015 - The DSS Health Care Engagement Index (HCEI) has remained stable for yet another quarter, plateauing in Q2 2012 after implementation of initial aspects of the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare).

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Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is adding Patient Survey (HH-CAHPS) Star Ratings to Home Health Compare in 2016 Fort Worth, Texas - July 10, 2015 The Affordable Care Act calls for transparent and easily understood public reporting of all quality of care information. CMS is adding the Patient Survey (HH-CAHPS) Star Ratings to the Home Health Compare website in order to help provide transparency. This compare

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Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Broadens ICH-CAHPS® Survey and Reporting Requirements in 2014 - Facilities Must Choose an Approved Survey Vendor Fort Worth, Texas - December 13, 2013 – Beginning in 2014 dialysis facilities will be required to partner with a CMS approved survey administrator, like DSS Research, to conduct the ICH CAHPS® Patient Experience of Care survey for the End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Quality Improvement Program (QIP).

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DSS Health Care Engagement Index (HCEI) shows a minimal decrease for 2013 Q3 The DSS Health Care Engagement Index for Q3 2013 decreased minimally from 60.0 in Q2 2013 to 59.6 for the quarter ending September 30

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