HEDIS MEASUREMENT YEAR 2021 VOLUME 3: SPECIFICATIONS FOR SURVEY MEASURES
Note: NCQA has updated the naming convention of HEDIS publications to refer to the measurement year (MY) for HEDIS measures. Read more about the HEDIS schedule change here.
This volume contains complete instructions for administering all the survey-based HEDIS Measures, including surveys from the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) program. Specifically, it includes the CAHPS Health Plan Survey, 5.0H Adult Version, CAHPS Health Plan Survey 5.0H Child Version, Medical Assistance with Smoking and Tobacco Use Cessation, Flu Vaccinations for Adults Ages 18-64, Flu Vaccinations for Adults Ages 65 and Older, Pneumococcal Vaccination Status for Older Adults, and Aspirin Use and Discussion. Volume 3 also includes technical specifications, background information, protocols necessary for administering the survey instruments and accompanying correspondence.
HEDIS (The Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set) is the gold standard in health care performance measurement, used by more than 90 percent of the nation's health plans and many leading employers and regulators. HEDIS is a set of standardized measures that specifies how organizations collect, audit and report performance information across the most pressing clinical areas, as well as important dimensions of customer satisfaction and patient experience.