Current Projects Using SEER-CAHPS Data

Updated December, 2016

Project ID:

Principal Investigator(s)
Halpern, Michael
Project Title
Models of survivorship care
Institution
RTI International, Temple University
Cancer Site(s)
Colorectal, lung & bronchus, breast, prostate.
Aims
To examine the influence of survivorship care model (predominantly from oncologists, predominantly from primary care physicians, or jointly from oncologists and primary care physicians) on satisfaction with health plans, physicians, and medical care among a large and diverse group of cancer survivors.

Project ID:

Principal Investigator(s)
Lines, Lisa
Project Title
Illness Burden Index
Institution
RTI International, University of Massachusetts
Cancer Site(s)
Colorectal, lung & bronchus, breast, prostate.
Aims
To answer the following 3 questions: (1) What is the most predictive algorithm for measuring morbidity in the SEER-CAHPS data? (2) What is the burden of morbidity in the SEER-CAHPS population from 1997-2013, and how has it changed over time? and (3) How is the SEER-CAHPS morbidity measure associated with global ratings of care, personal doctor, and specialist doctor?

Project ID: 2016-006

Principal Investigator(s)
Hays, Ron
Project Title
Measurement equivalence of the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Medicare Survey between Whites and Asians
Institution
Kaiser Permanente
Cancer Site(s)
All.
Aims
Aim 1: To evaluate and determine lack of measurement equivalence of CAHPS health plan reports and ratings of care between non-Hispanic Asians and non-Hispanic Whites.

Aim 2: To evaluate if differences in latent means on CAHPS reporting on doctor communication, access to care and health plan customer service between non-Hispanic Asians and non-Hispanic Whites are similar with and without adjustment for lack of measurement equivalence.

Project ID: 2016-011

Principal Investigator(s)
Halpern, Michael
Project Title
Healthcare Ratings among Older Cancer Survivors: Analysis of the SEER-CAHPS Dataset
Institution
RTI International
Cancer Site(s)
Colorectal, Lung & bronchus, Breast, Prostate.
Aims
The objective of this study is to examine the experience of care for cancer survivors - including ratings of experiences with physicians, health plans, and other aspects of medical care - and assess the associations of survivor characteristics with these ratings.

Project ID: 2016-005

Principal Investigator(s)
Hays, Ron
Project Title
Spanish-English Differential Item Functioning/Measurement Equivalence
Institution
UCLA
Cancer Site(s)
Aims

Project ID: 2016-001

Principal Investigator(s)
Kent, Erin
Project Title
Examining the relative influence of multimorbidity on variations in breast and prostate cancer patie
Institution
National Cancer Institute
Cancer Site(s)
Breast, Prostate
Aims
The objective of the current study is to describe older breast and prostate cancer patient ratings of experiences with care by multimorbidity.

Project ID: 2016-009

Principal Investigator(s)
Lines, Lisa
Project Title
Comparison of patient satisfaction among dual (Medicare-Medicaid) eligible and non-dual eligible ...
Institution
RTI International
Cancer Site(s)
Colorectal, Lung & bronchus, Breast, Prostate, Non-Cancer
Aims
(1) How do people with cancer who are covered by both Medicare and Medicaid (duals) differ from people with cancer who are covered by Medicare only (non-duals) in terms of experience with overall care, personal and specialist physicians, and health and prescription drug plans?

(2) Do dual beneficiaries have significantly different problems from non-duals in terms of accessing care quickly, accessing needed care, and appropriate physician communication?

Project ID: 2016-003

Principal Investigator(s)
Mollica, Michelle
Project Title
Examining Colorectal Cancer Survivors' Surveillance Patterns and Experiences of Care
Institution
National Cancer Institute
Cancer Site(s)
Colorectal
Aims
Examine the association between patient experiences of care (doctor communication, getting care quickly, getting needed care, and care coordination) and adherence to guideline-driven surveillance post CRC resection in this sample of Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) beneficiaries with a history of CRC cancer.

Project ID: 2016-004

Principal Investigator(s)
Mollica, Michelle
Project Title
Examining Patient Experiences Among Urban and Rural Cancer Survivors
Institution
National Cancer Institute
Cancer Site(s)
Colorectal, Lung & bronchus, Breast, Prostate
Aims
Aim 1. Examine the association between geographical residence at time of cancer diagnosis and patient experiences of care (doctor communication, getting needed care, getting care quickly, care coordination, global ratings of quality) among Medicare Advantage and Fee-for-Service (FFS) beneficiaries.

Aim 2. Determine whether experiences of care among rural versus urban respondents are similar for individuals with and without a cancer history.

Project ID: 2016-012

Principal Investigator(s)
Peterson, Emily
Project Title
The association between coordination of care and patient-reported health outcomes for Medicare beneficiaries undergoing active cancer treatment
Institution
National Cancer Institute
Cancer Site(s)
Aims

Project ID: 2016-008

Principal Investigator(s)
Rendle, Kate
Project Title
Examining Trends and Predictors of Colorectal Cancer Screening Modality in Medicare FFS Beneficiaries
Institution
National Cancer Institute
Cancer Site(s)
Colorectal
Aims
1. Examine if CRC screening modality is associated with patient characteristics.

2. Examine if patient experiences of care (captured by CAHPS, including: global ratings, getting care quickly, getting needed care, doctor communication, and care coordination) are associated with CRC screening modality (SIG,COL, FOBT, or DCBE).

3. Examine if the distribution of colonoscopy and other CRC screening modalities or perceived quality of care changed over time, particularly following ACA elimination of cost-sharing for colorectal cancer screening and other preventative services as of January 1, 2011.

Project ID: 2016-007

Principal Investigator(s)
Schumacher,Jessica
Project Title
Post-Active Treatment Care and Care Coordination Perceptions Among Breast Cancer Survivors
Institution
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Cancer Site(s)
Breast
Aims
1. Compare perceptions of personal doctor communication and coordination for patients with and without breast cancer over time.

2. Assess the relation between patient perceptions of personal doctor communication and care coordination on the receipt of recommended cancer and non-cancer care for breast cancer survivors.

3. Assess the relation between oncology specialist involvement in follow-up care and perceptions of personal doctor communication and care coordination.

Project ID: 2016-013

Principal Investigator(s)
Chawla, Neetu
Project Title
Race/Ethnicity Differences in Perception of Care between Medicare beneficiaries with and without Cancer
Institution
Kaiser Permanente
Cancer Site(s)
All
Aims
To estimate race/ethnic differences in patient experiences with care among adults 65 and older by cancer status and insurance type.

The following current projects are using SEER-CAHPS data under data use agreements, shared with permission from the listed Principal Investigators.