Quality and Performance Measurement

By Carrie Hanlon June 2013 It has been said (perhaps first by William Bruce Cameron), “Not everything that can be counted, counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.” When it comes to state policy for health system performance improvement, a more accurate axiom might be, “What gets measured gets done”.  Leaders rely on […]

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  • Webinars

    Care coordination is a focal point of health care delivery reform initiatives across the country, yet there has been limited progress in measuring it, particularly for children and between primary medical care and community service providers. How can states and providers begin to measure this crucial element of care? Join speakers from CMS, NASHP, and […]

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  • Alan Weil delivered a lecture at a symposium sponsored by the Missouri Foundation for Health, Saint Louis University, University of Missouri-St. Louis, and Washington University St. Louis. Click here for the presentation. missouri.implementing.aca_.pdf 2.3 MB  

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    March 1, 2013 | Filed under: Quality and Performance Measurement, Videos
  • Publications

    Tracking why individuals lose coverage can be a powerful tool for states to understand public coverage programs. This brief makes recommendations to improve the coding of denials and disenrollments suggesting fourteen codes to replace current complex codesets, which in some states number over 100 codes. Streamlining can help states to get a better handle on […]

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  • Publications

    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) offers states multiple policy levers to improve health status and care for racial and ethnic minority populations through delivery system reforms, public health and community interventions, and insurance coverage, as well as provisions specific to disparities reduction. This report synthesizes the experiences of teams from seven states (Arkansas, Connecticut, Hawaii, […]

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  • Publications

    With support from The Commonwealth Fund, five state Medicaid agencies in the third Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD III) learning collaborative partnered with primary care practices and community providers to improve care coordination for young children identified with potential developmental delay. Some ABCD states developed quality improvement projects to improve care coordination that […]

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  • Publications

    North Carolina’s model for primary care redesign, improvement, and infrastructure support has a proven track record of success. A crucial part of this model is coordination of initiatives through the North Carolina Healthcare Quality Alliance (NCHQA), a non-profit organization comprised of private and public partners across North Carolina’s health system. This brief describes NCHQA’s origin […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    By Jill Rosenthal June 2012 North Carolina’s success in developing a statewide infrastructure that supports a robust primary care system has resulted in better health outcomes, lower cost, and a new way of organizing and improving health in the state.  This success is due largely to its ability to synchronize and align initiatives within the […]

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  • Publications

    A 1999 survey of states by the National Academy for State Health Policy sought to examine the specific policies and procedures states have adopted to minimize these barriers and to ensure that the health care needs of children in foster care are met. The survey questionnaire was mailed to both Medicaid and Chief Welfare officials […]

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  • Publications

    The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) undertook the Quality Assurance in Practice Project to learn about state efforts to meet the new challenges of health care regulation and purchasing. Specifically, the project aimed to gather information about state efforts to coordinate quality of care oversight for managed care across multiple agencies. Our goal […]

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    June 7, 2012 | Filed under: Publications, Quality and Performance Measurement