Medicare Health Outcomes Survey (HOS) Quality Assurance Guidelines and Technical Specifications Version 2.4
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) developed the Medicare HOS Quality Assurance Guidelines and Technical Specifications for the Medicare Health Outcomes Survey (HOS) to standardize the data collection protocol and ensure that the survey data collected across the CMS-approved HOS survey vendors are comparable. The intended audience is Medicare Advantage Organizations (MAOs) and survey vendors that administer the survey for MAOs.
Issued by: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
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