Measurement/Estimation of Race/Ethnicity in CAHPS
Health care variables in the CAHPS
survey are described in detail elsewhere (Zaslavsky and Cleary 2002; O'Malley et al.
The Use of Cognitive Testing to Develop and Evaluate CAHPS
The Medicare CAHPS
surveys contain global-rating items, additional single-item measures, and items that are grouped to form composite scores for several domains (Goldstein et al.
Mean beneficiary characteristics and unadjusted CAHPS
scores by MA versus FFS status were calculated and differences between them were tested using weighted linear and logistic regressions as appropriate.
In this study, we use a problem-oriented approach to examine the relationship between parent experiences of care as measured by CAHPS
composites and negative ratings of that care for different racial/ethnic/language subgroups in order to better understand whether future interventions to improve pediatric care experiences and ratings should be differentially tailored for these groups.
s (2004) technique of exposing respondents to multiple written vignettes that are constructed to differ in terms of a well-defined characteristic (here, physician responsiveness) and testing the extent to which respondents differentiate among those vignettes on a fixed response scale (here, modified items from the CAHPS
Clinician and Group survey).
Equivalence of Mail and Telephone Responses to the CAHPS
While informative, disenrollment rates are less actionable then either the CAHPS
[R] or HEDIS [R] measures, which target particular care processes or experiences.
scores were adjusted for individual characteristics known to be associated with differences in reported experiences, including the beneficiary's age, education, general health status, general mental health status, interactions between age and region and general health status and region, and the use of a proxy to complete the CAHPS
survey (Schnaier et al.
methodology does this by regression adjustment in a linear model (Zaslavsky et al.
Additionally, Bivarus is a CMS-approved CAHPS