CMS anticipates not using any CY2020 HCAHPS data in VBP—either for the performance period for FFY2022 or as the baseline for FFY2024
CMS announced that Care Compare will not update in July 2021 as previously announced, due to delays in the submission of Q3 2020 HCAHPS data.
ICH CAHPS’ October 2021 update will show data from 2019 fall and 2020 fall surveys, instead of 2020 spring and 2020 fall surveys.
CMS will field the CAHPS® Cancer Care Survey to Radiation Oncology beneficiaries starting in April 2021.
In 2021, CMS will test modifications to web-based survey modes & investigate potential new questions not currently included on HCAHPS surveys.
On September 2, 2020, CMS published a Federal Register that clarified the use of Q4 2019, Q1 2020, & Q2 2020 data during COVID-19.