Quality and Performance Measurement

State Medicaid Quality Measurement Activities for Women’s Health

*Maps and Chart updated as of November 3, 2017* State Medicaid agencies provide a variety of health services to women that promote overall health and well-being and support improved birth outcomes, such as reduction in infant mortality rates. States have the option of implementing performance measurement, incentives or improvement projects, including as part of broad […]

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  • Primary Care Provider Burnout: What States Need to Know and What They Can Do About It

    Provider burnout is widespread and becoming more pervasive over time. Using the experience of the Heart of Virginia Healthcare (HVH) as a lens, this webinar addresses the scope and impact of provider burnout, why states should care, and what states can do about it. HVH is one of seven regional cooperatives reaching 1500 primary care practices nationwide as part […]

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  • Publications

    Primary Care Provider Burnout: Implications for States & Strategies for Mitigation

    Provider burnout is widespread and becoming more pervasive over time. Using the experience of the Heart of Virginia Healthcare (HVH) as a lens, this brief addresses the scope and impact of provider burnout, why states should care, and what states can do about it. HVH is one of seven regional cooperatives reaching 1500 primary care practices nationwide as […]

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  • Publications

    Medicaid Incentives for Effective Contraceptive Use and Postpartum Care

    Unplanned and complex births carry potentially avoidable health complications and costs to families and states. Broad healthcare payment and delivery reform is underway across the country to improve outcomes, enhance patient experience and reduce costs. Some states are capitalizing on these reforms to promote planned and healthy births by driving improvement in effective contraceptive use […]

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  • Maps
    State Strategies for Promoting Children’s Preventive Services

    State Strategies for Promoting Children’s Preventive Services

    Map and chart updated January 2019* States can implement performance measurement, incentives, and improvement projects to promote children’s access to preventive services. These maps and chart illustrate state-specific Medicaid or CHIP performance improvement initiatives that promote children’s preventive services, including those recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Bright Futures guidelines. This series highlights: • […]

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  • Publications

    Understanding Medicaid Claims and Encounter Data and Their Use in Payment Reform

    States across the country are fully engaged in delivery system and payment reform efforts to improve care and lower costs in their Medicaid programs. Data is a critical component of these efforts. This NASHP brief provides an introduction to two types of Medicaid utilization data—fee-for-service claims data and managed care encounter data—and, based on examples […]

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  • Managed Care Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

    On May 26, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a notice of proposed rule making (NPRM) that, once adopted as final regulation, represents the first major update to the rules governing Medicaid managed care since 2002. Since this time, Medicaid managed care has expanded in both scope and nature, with a considerable […]

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  • Quality & Performance Measurement

    Quality and performance measurement is key to improving value in the health care system, because you cannot improve what you cannot measure. NASHP realizes the importance of quality and performance measurement and strives to provide states with best practices in quality and performance measurement so that states can achieve their ultimate goal of improving population health. We have […]

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    March 5, 2015 | Filed under: Quality and Performance Measurement

  • Supporting High Performance in Early Entry into Prenatal Care Fact Sheets

    Ensuring women receive prenatal care during their first trimester is important to supporting healthy mothers, children, and families. States and federal agencies, including the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), are increasingly focused on improving rates of early entry into prenatal care as well as improving other measures of maternal and child health quality and […]

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    August 29, 2014 | Filed under: Quality and Performance Measurement

  • State Health Policy Blog

    State Strategies for Improving Maternal and Infant Care

    Low birth weight and preterm birth carry substantial human and financial costs; they also are associated with health problems that can have long-lasting effects. Renewed state and national commitment to improving birth outcomes and the quality of maternal and infant care are evident in states across the country as well in federal initiatives such as […]

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