Quality and Performance Measurement

Over the past several years, HCFA’s Medicare and Medicaid offices have been engaged in concurrent initiatives to design and implement standards and strategies for quality improvement under managed care arrangements. 1995.Apr_.quality.improvement.standards.processes.monitor.performance.managed.care_.plans_.pdf 10.1 MB  

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  • Publications

    Shared decision making (SDM)—a process that engages patients in a dialogue with their providers to help them select health care options that conform to their values and preferences—is receiving increased attention as a tool for improving quality and patient satisfaction, and addressing unwarranted variation in care. Building on NASHP’s analyses of state health system improvement […]

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    This is the second in the series of Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD) III Innovation Briefs. This new brief focuses on the web-based referral and tracking system (“web portal”) that Oklahoma has built into its pre-existing Preventive Services Reminder System. The state designed this web portal to improve care coordination for children with […]

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  • Webinars

    This webcast is an introduction to the new Infrastructure for Maintaining Primary Care Transformation (IMPaCT) initiative in North Carolina, funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).  It will outline the key components of North Carolina’s primary care practice transformation strategy, their interrelationship, lessons learned, the role of a state level coalition, and […]

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  • Publications

    State agencies identify, document, and act on data related to racial and ethnic health and health care disparities in various ways.  One type of document states produce is a “report card,” or a publication that uses data from race/ethnicity-specific measures to assign letter grades that rate the state’s performance. This issue brief, prepared by NASHP […]

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    This brief describes how two states, Rhode Island and Virginia, have used particular data collection techniques along with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to analyze and map race and ethnicity data. Virginia uses GIS with multi-level spatial analysis, while Rhode Island uses GIS in conjunction with Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR). This brief, prepared by NASHP […]

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  • Webinars

    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides opportunities for states to make lasting and comprehensive systems change in their approaches to achieving health equity for their most vulnerable populations. Through provisions in areas such as coverage and access, prevention, care coordination, population health, and quality and efficiency, the Act offers state policymakers a broad range of […]

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    Health disparities cost the United States billions of dollars in direct medical expenditures in addition to the human costs. In an effort to improve quality and contain costs states are taking steps to measure these costs and address disparities. This issue brief, which features Virginia and Rhode Island, was prepared by NASHP authors Carrie Hanlon […]

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  • Publications

    This article, written by NASHP Managing Director Catherine Hess and former NASHP Program Director Sarah deLone, draws from responses to NASHP’s Charting CHIP IV survey, supported by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and from analytic work supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to inform AHRQ’s Children’s Healthcare Quality Measures Subcommittee. The article […]

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    May 11, 2011 | Filed under: Publications, Quality and Performance Measurement
  • Publications

    This report, prepared by NASHP for the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, summarizes how leading states analyze state and federal race/ethnicity data in strategic plans and reports aimed at reducing racial and ethnic disparities in health status and health care. It features Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, New Mexico, Rhode Island, and […]

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