To combat opioid epidemic, HHS moves to remove pain management questions from HCAHPS surveys

From Healthcare Finance:

Breaking the link between Medicare payments to hospitals and the scores on the pain management questions on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey is among the measures the federal government is proposing to combat the opioid epidemic.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is proposing to remove the HCAHPS survey pain management questions from the hospital payment scoring calculation, the agency said Wednesday.

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