White; Other; Refused Specification; Don’t Know/Not Sure


Ethnicity: Hispanic Origin; Not Hispanic Origin; Don’t Know; Refused Specification

SEP Data Collected:

Education, employment, income

Language and Acculturation Data Collected:

Not collected

Consumer Assessment of Health Plans Survey (CAHPS)


Center for Beneficiary Choices, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Main Purpose of Data Collection:

To collect information on consumers’ assessments of health plans in order to provide other consumers with easily accessible and understandable data to compare alternative health care providers.

Periodicity of Data Collection:

1995, ongoing

Type of Survey:

• Cross-sectional

• Kit of survey and report tools provided to health care providers. Information gathered is then reported to consumers.

Sample Size:

2001:780,000 individuals completed the survey

Racial and Ethnic Data Collected:

Follows 1997 revised OMB standards

SEP Data Collected:

Highest grade level completed (these are core questions; other data may be collected specific to the type of services provided)

Language and Acculturation Data Collected:

The survey is offered in English and Spanish.

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