Small dialysis facilities which are not required by the CMS QIP to administer ICH CAHPS may now choose between requesting an exemption annually, and requesting to be removed from the list of eligible facilities, but they must do one or the other before February 28, 2016. A facility which subsequently treats 30 or more patients must re-register for ICH CAHPS. For details see https://ichcahps.org/GeneralInformation/Announcements/tabid/269/EntryId/318/Default.aspx .
ICH CAHPS has released a new version (4.0) of its Administration and Specifications Manual. The new Manual is effective now and supersedes all earlier editions. Find a copy at https://ichcahps.org/SurveyandProtocols/SurveyMaterials.aspx .