Get ECHO Surveys and Instructions

From this page, you can download the files needed to conduct the two versions of the CAHPS ECHO Survey: Managed Care Organization (MCO) and Managed Behavioral Health Care Organization (MBHO). For each survey version, you will have access to the following:

  • The questionnaires for adults and children.
  • Supplemental items that you can add to your questionnaires for adults.
  • Guidance on administering the survey and preparing the data for analysis.
  • SAS®-based analysis programs and instructions for analyzing survey results.
  • Guidance on reporting survey results.

To learn about the documents available to support your use of the ECHO Surveys, read: Contents of the ECHO® Survey and Reporting Kit 2004 (PDF [ PDF file - 78.27 KB]; PDF Help)

Read about the ECHO Survey at http://ahrq.gov/cahps/surveys-guidance/echo/about/index.html.

Important note: The CAHPS team is in the process of developing and testing updated items for the ECHO Survey. Consequently, the documentation available for this survey does not yet reflect recent changes (e.g., changes in administrative codes) or refinements in the instructions provided for newer CAHPS surveys.


Download Managed Care Organization (MCO) Survey and Instructions: Use this survey to ask adults and children about their experience getting mental health or substance abuse services through a Managed Care Organization (MCO). The Adult version is available in English and Spanish; the Child version is available in English only.


Download Managed Behavioral Health Care Organization (MBHO) Survey and Instructions: Use this survey to ask adults and children about their experience in a Managed Behavioral Health Care Organization (MBHO). The Adult version is available in English and Spanish; the Child version is available in English only.

Page last reviewed March 2016
Page originally created January 2012
Internet Citation: Get ECHO Surveys and Instructions. Content last reviewed March 2016. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/cahps/surveys-guidance/echo/instructions/index.html