Quality and Performance Measurement

Since the Institute of Medicine called for a nationwide, mandatory reporting system to provide for the collection by state governments of standardized information about adverse medical events, much state activity has focused on the development and refinement of these systems. The information collected can help identify health system weaknesses, complement other state functions, and help […]

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  • This brief summarizes the key features of the Drug Effectiveness Review Project (DERP). The DERP is a collaborative partnership between states and other government and non-profit entities that conducts systematic evidence-based reviews of pharmaceuticals. It is the largest effort to apply current best practices and evidence-based analysis to pharmacy management issues. medicaid_DERP.pdf 882.5 KB  

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    April 17, 2009 | Filed under: Medicaid, Quality and Performance Measurement
  • Publications

    Since 2000, the Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD) Initiative has shown that states can take action to facilitate pediatric provider use of a developmental screening tool and that doing so is an important first step in improving the delivery of child development services. The Initiative’s partners – NASHP and The Commonwealth Fund – […]

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    April 13, 2009 | Filed under: Publications, Quality and Performance Measurement
  • Publications

    This State Health Policy Briefing is the third in a series examining the efforts of 19 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to improve identification of children with or at risk for developmental delay. For 15 months, ending in July 2008, these states and territories worked together, with the support of NASHP and […]

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  • Publications

    This report looks at eight key findings of a group of state policy makers and other experts convened to discuss their experience in operating an Early Warning System (EWS) or a similar system. An EWS uses a limited set of measures and administrative processes to oversee the managed care behavioral health system and provide real-time, […]

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  • Publications

    The purpose of this report is to analyze the varied approaches being used in several states committed to supporting aging in place. A shifting focus to respond to consumer preferences is also supported by trends in state policy, although each state has a unique approach to regulating aging in place. aging_in_assisted_living.pdf 82.2 KB  

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    April 9, 2009 | Filed under: Publications, Quality and Performance Measurement
  • Publications

    This report reviews state monitoring and oversight practices of assisted living facilities, along with information that is available on state agency Web sites to consumers and family members about assisted living. resident_care_oversight.pdf 1.3 MB  

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    April 9, 2009 | Filed under: Publications, Quality and Performance Measurement
  • Publications

    This report is a compilation and review of state long-term care assessment instruments and processes. The document identifies assessment instruments being used and reviews some of the variation across instruments and in the process for using them. CLE_assessment_longterm.pdf 1.2 MB  

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  • Publications

    This fact sheet briefly describes the process for determining Medicaid eligibility for individuals whose income exceeds a state’s regular Medicaid eligibility levels, but meet medically needy guidelines. Prepared for the Community Living Exchange Collaborative.   Medically Needy Fact Sheet 1005.1 KB  

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  • Publications

    A third malpractice insurance crisis in as many decades provides states with an opportunity to take an inclusive approach to the problem by addressing patient safety and medical errors in addition to tort reform. This paper examines the history and causes of the problem, analyzes the various approaches states are taking to solve this most […]

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    April 9, 2009 | Filed under: Publications, Quality and Performance Measurement