Quality and Performance Measurement

Early identification of delays and linkage to appropriate services can improve coordination among pediatric primary health care providers and providers of mental health, early intervention, child welfare, and early care and education services and influence the course of young children’s healthy development. States are using a variety of mechanisms to develop and test interventions to […]

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  • Publications

    There is an acknowledged need for extensive reform to the health care delivery system in the United States. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act offers unprecedented opportunities to transform care delivery, with numerous provisions that support systemic improvements. States have an imperative to greatly improve system efficiency if they are to effectively and sustainably […]

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    December 23, 2010 | Filed under: Publications, Quality and Performance Measurement
  • Publications

    This report summarizes how leading states that participate in the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) and their clients use hospital discharge data on patient race/ethnicity to inform state health care disparities reduction activities. The report features California, Florida, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin HCUP Partners, but also notes activity in Connecticut, Georgia, New Jersey, […]

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  • Publications,Webinars

    This State Health Policy Briefing summarizes the advantages and disadvantages of using claims-based data to evaluate patient-centered medical home initiatives. A Medicaid-based medical home initiative in Oklahoma and a multi-payer medical home pilot in Rhode Island are highlighted. Both states are using a mixture of claims-based data and supplementary resources like patient or provider surveys […]

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  • Publications

    NASHP convened a roundtable of state and national health policy leaders in October 2009 to discuss opportunities for states and the federal government to develop congruent policies to promote patient safety.  This brief summarizes recommendations that emerged from that meeting.  Participants identified four criteria to use in selecting issues for state-federal coordination: (1) degree of […]

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    January 7, 2010 | Filed under: Publications, Quality and Performance Measurement
  • Publications

    NASHP synthesized background information about state and federal policies that deny or reduce payment for adverse events. In October 2009, NASHP convened high-level state and national leaders to discuss 1) issues related to nonpayment of adverse events and 2) priority issues for state/federal dialogue.  This report examines policies implemented by the Medicare program and state […]

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    December 22, 2009 | Filed under: Publications, Quality and Performance Measurement
  • Publications

    In May 2006, the National Research Council/Institute of Medicine’s (NRC/IOM’s) Board on Children, Youth and Families (BCYF) convened the Committee on Adolescent Health Care Services and Models of Care for Treatment, Prevention, and Healthy Development. With funding from The Atlantic Philanthropies, the committee conducted a study of health services for adolescents ages 10-19 in the […]

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  • Publications

    Evaluation to assess whether states’ efforts are succeeding not only in changing primary care practices but also containing costs and improving quality, including patient experience. Alabama Patient Care Networks of Alabama (PCNA): Alabama is planning to have an outside entity perform Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) surveys for a baseline and post-implementation evaluation […]

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    October 1, 2009 | Filed under: Publications, Quality and Performance Measurement
  • Publications

    Among recommendations to address medical errors, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) called for the creation of a nationwide mandatory reporting system for adverse events that result in death or serious injury, implemented through state collection of standardized data.  This briefing reviews the system in Maine. Health care facilities are required to report sentinel events to […]

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    September 15, 2009 | Filed under: Publications, Quality and Performance Measurement
  • Patient Safety Map & Toolkit
    Maps,Toolkits

    Health care in the United States is not as safe as it could, or should, be. States have many opportunities to improve patient safety and safeguard the public; as large purchasers, regulators, conveners, and providers of health care services, they work independently, coordinate with other state agencies, and partner with the private sector.

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    August 31, 2009 | Filed under: Featured, Maps, Quality and Performance Measurement, Toolkits