Quality and Performance Measurement

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) took an important first step toward increasing the  transparency of hospital finances when it required hospitals to post their charge information, effective January 2019. But, these charges are not prices paid — they are typically the starting point against which commercial payers negotiate discounts. States with all-payer […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog
    Guest Blog: Massachusetts Report Recommends More Health Care Price Transparency and Simpler Payment Methods

    Guest Blog: Massachusetts Report Recommends More Health Care Price Transparency and Simpler Payment Methods

    Amara Azubuike and Sandra Wolitzky are assistant attorneys general in the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General. A new report released in October 2018 by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey finds that complicated and varied methods used to determine health care payment rates contribute to administrative cost increases and make it difficult for market participants […]

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  • 50-State Scan of Lead Screening and Treatment Policies for Children and Pregnant Women

    50-State Scan of Lead Screening and Treatment Policies for Children and Pregnant Women

    The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that children in 4 million households are exposed to high levels of lead. Elevated blood lead levels increase risk for damage to the brain and nervous system, slowed growth and development, and learning, behavior, hearing, and speech problems, along with long-term financial financial and health implications. […]

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  • Toolkits
    Toolkit: State Strategies to Improve Health Outcomes for People Living with HIV

    Toolkit: State Strategies to Improve Health Outcomes for People Living with HIV

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  • Toolkits
    Toolkit: State Strategies to Develop Value-Based Alternative Payment Methodologies for FQHCs

    Toolkit: State Strategies to Develop Value-Based Alternative Payment Methodologies for FQHCs

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  • FQHC Readiness

    FQHC Readiness

    The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) designed this toolkit to support states interested in developing a value-based alternative payment methodology (APM) for federally qualified health centers (FQHCs). The following section on FQHC readiness and practice transformation discusses key considerations and promising strategies based on lessons learned from states during NASHP’s Value-Based Payment Reform […]

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  • Measurement and Reporting

    Measurement and Reporting

    The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) designed this toolkit to support states interested in developing a value-based alternative payment methodology (APM) for federally qualified health centers (FQHCs). The following section on measuring performance discusses key considerations and promising strategies based on lessons learned from states during NASHP’s Value-Based Payment Reform Academy. Types of […]

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  • Publications
    States Work to Improve Care for Children with Special Health Needs with Quality Measurement

    States Work to Improve Care for Children with Special Health Needs with Quality Measurement

    Improving the quality of care that children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) receive is a growing priority for state Medicaid programs. However, many quality improvement efforts are in their infancy as states work to overcome the challenges of measuring and assessing care quality for this vulnerable population. NASHP, with support from the […]

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  • Webinars

    Medicaid Quality Measurement for Children and Youth With Special Health Care Needs

    2 to 3 p.m. (EST), Monday, Nov. 27, 2017 View the webinar | Download the slides Quality measurement is a critical component of all state Medicaid programs. As health reform efforts expand and children’s health quality measurement efforts become more advanced, federal and state interest in quality improvement for children with chronic and complex health care needs […]

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    October 30, 2017 | Filed under: Medicaid, Quality and Performance Measurement, Webinars, Webinars

  • State Health Policy Blog

    Highlighting State Medicaid Performance Measures, Improvement Projects, & Incentives To Promote Improvement in Women’s Health Services and Perinatal Outcomes

    Poor birth outcomes, such as pre-term birth, carry substantial human and financial costs and are generally influenced by women’s health and socioeconomic factors such as race, ethnicity, income, health care access, and education. According to the Institute of Medicine, the cost associated with pre-term birth in the U.S. is $26.2 billion each year, with Medicaid […]

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