Quality and Performance Measurement

State health agencies can catalyze the development of systems to improve care coordination between primary care and community service providers. This NASHP webinar, sponsored by The Commonwealth Fund, focuses on lessons from ABCD III states as they developed quality improvement (QI) projects in partnership with physicians and community organizations to improve care coordination for children […]

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    NASHP and a work group of State officials and representatives from the Federal government produced this document to help States meet their legal obligations for Title XXI reporting requirements and to develop an easy-to-read summary of how CHIP is working. 1999.Aug_.framework.users_.guide_.state_.evaluation.CHIP_.pdf 1.7 MB  

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    May 31, 2012 | Filed under: Publications, Quality and Performance Measurement
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    This workshop will provide practical, hands-on information about health data sources and tools now available as well as provide an opportunity for State CHIP Program implementors and evaluators, Congressional staff, and Federal officials to work together to decide how best to evaluate the progress of CHIP. 1998.Dec_.evaluating.CHIP_.how_.to_.pdf 17.8 MB  

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    May 24, 2012 | Filed under: Publications, Quality and Performance Measurement
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    States play numerous, complex roles in assuring the quality of health care provided to their citizens. They license and regulate commercial, or private, managed care plans (which now serve 40 million Americans), operate and oversee Medicaid managed care programs, and administer managed health benefits for state employees and retirees. As consumer and provider concerns over […]

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    May 24, 2012 | Filed under: Publications, Quality and Performance Measurement
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    How can states help primary care providers (PCPs) and community service providers coordinate care? In NASHP’s third Assuring Better Child Health and Development learning collaborative (ABCD III), five state teams (AR, IL, OK, OR, and MN) have piloted projects to systematize care coordination between PCPs of young children with potential developmental delay and community providers, […]

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    Managed care offers health care purchasers and providers an important opportunity to improve the quality of health care that individuals receive. At the same time, devising and implementing managed care quality accountability arrangements represents a major challenge for purchasers generally and for Medicaid purchasers in particular. This paper, prepared for the National Academy for State […]

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    Spurred by the success they perceive in managed care for women and children, states are turning to managed care delivery systems for older persons and persons with disabilities who qualify for Medicaid if they receive supplemental security income (SS1) payments or are determined to be eligible as medically needy. 1996.Sep_.assuring.quality.care_.managed.care_.older_.disabilities.pdf 1.5 MB  

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    Many agencies at the State level have regulatory authority over managed care plans operating in the private and public sectors. How can those agencies better coordinate, eliminate duplication, reduce administrative cost and improve quality of care? Several factors suggest a need for improved interagency collaboration: more and more health plans are (or will be) enrolling […]

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    May 10, 2012 | Filed under: Publications, Quality and Performance Measurement
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    This paper reports on the experiences of two states, Colorado and Virginia, in their efforts to develop an interagency collaborative approach to the oversight of managed care entities generally, and Medicaid managed care entities in particular. The demonstration project was a year-long effort conducted by the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP), funded by […]

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    This Quality Improvement (QI) Primer is a compilation of insights and tools gathered over a two-year period as three states implemented a new approach for monitoring the quality of services under Medicaid managed care arrangements. Through funds made available from The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Minnesota, Ohio and Washington worked with the National Academy […]

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    April 25, 2012 | Filed under: Publications, Quality and Performance Measurement