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CMS to Remove Pain Management Questions from HCAHPS

Fierce Healthcare writes: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is planning to eliminate a set of questions on pain management from its nationwide patient experience survey, just months after rolling out updates to the questions.  The changes to Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) are part of its proposed Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) update for this year.

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