The Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) is an annual standardized survey conducted starting February 2022 through May2022 to assess consumers’ experience with their provider and health plan.  A random sample of your adult or child patients may get the survey.  Over half of the questions used for scoring are directly impacted by providers. These questions are:


  • When you needed care right way, how often did you get care as soon as you needed?
  • How often did you get an appointment for a check-up or routine care as soon as you needed?
  • How often was it easy to get the care, tests, or treatment you needed?
  • How often did you get an appointment to see a specialist as soon as you needed?
  • How often did your personal doctor seem informed and up to date about the care you got from other doctors or other health providers?
  • How would you rate your personal doctor?
  • How would you rate the specialist you see most often?
  • How would you rate all your health care in the last 6 months?


Interested in how you can improve CAHPS performance?  Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield offers an online course for providers and office staff designed to learn how to improve communication skills, build patient trust and commitment, and expand your knowledge of the CAHPS survey.  The Improving the Patient Experience course is available at no cost and is eligible for one CME credit by the American Academy of Family Physicians. It can be accessed at:



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February 2022 Anthem Provider News - Virginia