Quality and Performance Measurement

Process Mapping: A Brief Introduction This module of the Self-Assessment Toolkit offers the following resources and information that will help states map their Medicaid and CHIP enrollment and retention processes from beginning to end: A process mapping guide developed by the National Academy for State Health Policy details steps for states to map their processes […]

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  • States and the Federal Government collect a variety of data on Medicaid services delivery to children and adolescents. These data are used for program evaluation, managing relationships with Medicaid managed care organizations (MCOs) that serve children, and measuring and improving the quality of services available to children. This section describes data collection initiatives in states, […]

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    December 10, 2013 | Filed under: Health IT, Medicaid, Quality and Performance Measurement
  • Publications

    States can make important strides in eradicating cervical cancer deaths. This report features promising state and federally qualified health center policies that support high performance in cervical cancer screening within the context of the medical home. Drawing from Colorado, Maine, Maryland, New York, Texas, Vermont, and Virginia, this report summarizes innovative programs, practices, and partnerships […]

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    August 29, 2013 | Filed under: Publications, Quality and Performance Measurement
  • Webinars

    National media in recent months have featured the high and variable costs of common health care services. In this webinar you’ll hear from leaders in Virginia, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire on what they’ve done to address the issue and improve price transparency. In a recent report, Catalyst for Payment Reform (CPR) and the Health Care Incentives Improvement […]

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  • Publications

    As states and providers move away from siloed health care systems and toward integrated systems of care, care coordination has become a key area of focus. Through the Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD) III initiative, Arkansas, Illinois, Minnesota, Oklahoma and Oregon piloted and evaluated strategies to improve care coordination among primary care providers […]

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  • Publications

    State, federal, and private agencies are investing significant resources in patient-centered, value-based health care transformation-including billions to states through CMS’s State Innovations Models initiative (SIM). This brief describes key elements of a quality data infrastructure necessary to support this transformation by providing payers, providers, and stakeholders access to reliable and comprehensive data for robust measurement, […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    By Carrie Hanlon June 2013 It has been said (perhaps first by William Bruce Cameron), “Not everything that can be counted, counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.” When it comes to state policy for health system performance improvement, a more accurate axiom might be, “What gets measured gets done”.  Leaders rely on […]

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  • Webinars

    Care coordination is a focal point of health care delivery reform initiatives across the country, yet there has been limited progress in measuring it, particularly for children and between primary medical care and community service providers. How can states and providers begin to measure this crucial element of care? Join speakers from CMS, NASHP, and […]

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  • Alan Weil delivered a lecture at a symposium sponsored by the Missouri Foundation for Health, Saint Louis University, University of Missouri-St. Louis, and Washington University St. Louis. Click here for the presentation. missouri.implementing.aca_.pdf 2.3 MB  

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    March 1, 2013 | Filed under: Quality and Performance Measurement, Videos
  • Publications

    Tracking why individuals lose coverage can be a powerful tool for states to understand public coverage programs. This brief makes recommendations to improve the coding of denials and disenrollments suggesting fourteen codes to replace current complex codesets, which in some states number over 100 codes. Streamlining can help states to get a better handle on […]

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