Health Outcomes Survey (HOS) and your Medicare Advantage patients

CMS is currently administering the Health Outcomes Survey (HOS) to a random sample of Medicare Advantage Members. The survey is intended to assess a health plan’s ability to maintain or improve a member’s physical and mental health over time.

The same members will be surveyed again in two years. Member will be asked to evaluate their own health and recall the discussions they have had with their doctors. Your interactions with our shared Medicare members will influence the results.

See our full Quality Measure Resource Guide; pages 58 and 59 for tips to help improve care and for more information about the HOS survey. Five key areas covered under the HOS survey include:


  • Evaluation of physical health
  • Evaluation of mental health
  • Bladder control
  • Physical activity
  • Falls risk