It has become evident to many in the health policy community that the delivery of truly patient-centered care depends on eliciting, and acting upon, meaningful feedback from patients and families. It was only a decade ago that patient experience of hospital care was first routinely publicly reported via the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems, or HCAHPS survey. These metrics have become increasingly incorporated into Medicare value-based payment assessments. This congressional briefing will explore the status of patient experience measurement as the health care system continues to evolve towards a greater focus on value.
- The rationale for measuring patient experience in the health care system;
- The role of HCAHPS, and other patient experience measures, in value based purchasing arrangements; and
- Opportunities to better align measures with today’s understanding of patient experience.
Partner and Co-founder, Public Opinion Strategies
Mary Tinetti, M.D.
Gladys Phillips Crofoot Professor of Medicine (Geriatrics); Professor in the Institution for Social and Policy Studies; Section Chief, Geriatrics, Yale University
Sheila, Moroney, MPH
Patient Experience Officer, Hennepin County Medical Center
Shantanu Agrawal, M.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer, National Quality Forum
Sarah J. Dash, MPH
President and CEO, Alliance for Health Policy (Moderator)
This briefing was made possible with support from the Federation of American Hospitals.