Definition Thursday: Health Outcomes Survey (HOS)

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Health Outcomes Survey (HOS):

The Medicare Health Outcomes Survey (HOS) is a patient reported outcomes measure used in Medicare managed care. The goal of the Medicare HOS program is to gather valid, reliable, and clinically meaningful health status data in the Medicare Advantage (MA) program for use in quality improvement activities, pay for performance, program oversight, public reporting, and improving health.  All managed care organizations with Medicare Advantage contracts must participate.

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