Quality and Performance Measurement

This paper is designed to provide states with guidance on how to use administrative data for quality assessment purposes. State agencies and health plans routinely collect administrative data such as enrollment, claims, and encounter files for billing and program operations purposes. While these data were not originally intended for quality purposes, they can form a […]

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    This report provides practical information that states and community groups can use to develop evaluation components for community-based projects that focus on children’s health promotion. Through an examination of seven representative projects, the report offers examples and lessons learned related to various aspects of evaluation, among them: design, process and partnerships, outcomes, and dissemination. Programs […]

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    This report examines how state agencies and medical providers are working together to improve the quality of health care for children, particularly for those who are underserved and members of at-risk populations. The paper discusses the roles that states can play in supporting provider efforts to improve the quality of children’s health care, and it […]

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    This report is designed to assist states in assessing the effectiveness of their efforts to strengthen mental health services for very young children. The paper is an outgrowth of the work conducted by the five states involved in the ABCD II Consortium, an initiative of NASHP and The Commonwealth Fund that seeks to improve the […]

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    This issue brief examines the early implementation of the Dirigo Health Reform Act, Maine’s comprehensive effort to create a sustainable health care system. Developed by NASHP for the Maine Governor’s Office of Health Policy and Finance. Dirigo_Health_Reform.pdf 332.1 KB  

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    March 26, 2009 | Filed under: Publications, Quality and Performance Measurement
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    According to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), preventable medical errors are a leading cause of death in the United States. Yet, state officials who focus on patient safety have few venues to meet, share innovative strategies, and problem solve with each other because patient safety initiatives originate in a variety of state agencies. This report […]

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    March 24, 2009 | Filed under: Publications, Quality and Performance Measurement
  • This news brief reviews key findings from a meeting of state officials that focused on efforts to improve data integrity, event report analysis, and data feedback and dissemination. The report examines these issues and identifies a number of challenges and opportunities that states encounter as they attempt to improve their databases and the usefulness of […]

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    March 16, 2009 | Filed under: Health IT, Quality and Performance Measurement
  • Patient Safety Data Resources NASHP sponsored a live, interactive Web conference on January 17, 2006, that focused on successful state efforts to use adverse event data to improve patient safety.  The Webcast was recorded and is available to view:  view the Webcast. View the presenters’ slides for the Webcast. Maximizing the Use of Adverse Event Data […]

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    March 16, 2009 | Filed under: Quality and Performance Measurement
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    Since 2000, the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) and The Commonwealth Fund have conducted state learning consortia – in the Assuring better Child Health and Development (ABCD) initiative – dedicated to improving the delivery of child development services to young children who are Medicaid beneficiaries. The work of the eight ABCD states has […]

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    As policy makers – and as purchasers of health care services for a sizable share of the market – states have unique opportunities to leverage their regulatory and purchasing power to address racial and ethnic health disparities. This study provides a snapshot of the use of purchasing and the regulation of health care services to […]

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    April 9, 2002 | Filed under: Publications, Quality and Performance Measurement