CAHPS Timeline

There is a set timeline for implementation of CAHPS requirements, and these impending changes will effect your practice! Please review this timeline and contact Percy & Company to learn how we can help you.*

Date of Implementation
Description or Action

CMS paid for and conducted the CAHPS for PQRS survey (now the CAHPS for MIPS protocol).

May, 2017
CMS published the approved vendors. See See website. (The preceding link will open in a new window.)

May 15, 2017
Quality Assurance Guidelines to Vendors for CAHPS for MIPS are published.

February 10, 2018
Survey Vendors transmit the coded responses to CMS in Report format.

July 23, 2017
Clinics may begin submitting Notarized Vendor Selection forms to CMS for 2016.

Sept 19, 2017 5pm edt
Cutoff of Vendor Selection forms for 2016.

*The information above is from and can be found at
. (Will open in a new window.) Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Baltimore. As more calendar items are defined, this will be refined.