Enhancements to HHS Surveys to Measure Health System Change. A brief description of the survey enhancements is provided below, followed by detailed information for each survey:

07/11/2012

A brief description of the survey enhancements is provided below, followed by detailed information for each survey:

Data SourceEnhancements to Monitor Health Reform
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance SystemNew questions on insurance coverage and access to care
National Health Interview SurveyExpanded sample; enhanced questions on access and utilization of services
National Ambulatory Medical Care SurveyExpanded physician sample and health center sites; enhanced physician survey questions; mail supplement
National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care SurveyExpanded sample of emergency departments; look-back module on preventive services
Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household ComponentAdditional information on high risk pools, health spending accounts, and flexible spending accounts
Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Insurance ComponentTesting of additional potential questions on employer plans and offerings, firm size, self insured plans.
Medicare Current Beneficiary SurveyNew questions implementing data standards, preventive services, premiums and cost sharing, Part D changes
Medicare Health Outcomes SurveyMeasures for determining quality bonus payment
Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and SystemsQuestions and measures for reporting patient satisfaction and quality