Quality and Performance Measurement

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) offers states multiple policy levers to improve health status and care for racial and ethnic minority populations through delivery system reforms, public health and community interventions, and insurance coverage, as well as provisions specific to disparities reduction. This report synthesizes the experiences of teams from seven states (Arkansas, Connecticut, Hawaii, […]

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  • Publications

    With support from The Commonwealth Fund, five state Medicaid agencies in the third Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD III) learning collaborative partnered with primary care practices and community providers to improve care coordination for young children identified with potential developmental delay. Some ABCD states developed quality improvement projects to improve care coordination that […]

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  • Publications

    North Carolina’s model for primary care redesign, improvement, and infrastructure support has a proven track record of success. A crucial part of this model is coordination of initiatives through the North Carolina Healthcare Quality Alliance (NCHQA), a non-profit organization comprised of private and public partners across North Carolina’s health system. This brief describes NCHQA’s origin […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    By Jill Rosenthal June 2012 North Carolina’s success in developing a statewide infrastructure that supports a robust primary care system has resulted in better health outcomes, lower cost, and a new way of organizing and improving health in the state.  This success is due largely to its ability to synchronize and align initiatives within the […]

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  • Publications

    A 1999 survey of states by the National Academy for State Health Policy sought to examine the specific policies and procedures states have adopted to minimize these barriers and to ensure that the health care needs of children in foster care are met. The survey questionnaire was mailed to both Medicaid and Chief Welfare officials […]

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  • Publications

    The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) undertook the Quality Assurance in Practice Project to learn about state efforts to meet the new challenges of health care regulation and purchasing. Specifically, the project aimed to gather information about state efforts to coordinate quality of care oversight for managed care across multiple agencies. Our goal […]

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    June 7, 2012 | Filed under: Publications, Quality and Performance Measurement
  • Webinars

    State health agencies can catalyze the development of systems to improve care coordination between primary care and community service providers. This NASHP webinar, sponsored by The Commonwealth Fund, focuses on lessons from ABCD III states as they developed quality improvement (QI) projects in partnership with physicians and community organizations to improve care coordination for children […]

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  • Publications

    NASHP and a work group of State officials and representatives from the Federal government produced this document to help States meet their legal obligations for Title XXI reporting requirements and to develop an easy-to-read summary of how CHIP is working. 1999.Aug_.framework.users_.guide_.state_.evaluation.CHIP_.pdf 1.7 MB  

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    May 31, 2012 | Filed under: Publications, Quality and Performance Measurement
  • Publications

    This workshop will provide practical, hands-on information about health data sources and tools now available as well as provide an opportunity for State CHIP Program implementors and evaluators, Congressional staff, and Federal officials to work together to decide how best to evaluate the progress of CHIP. 1998.Dec_.evaluating.CHIP_.how_.to_.pdf 17.8 MB  

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    May 24, 2012 | Filed under: Publications, Quality and Performance Measurement
  • Publications

    States play numerous, complex roles in assuring the quality of health care provided to their citizens. They license and regulate commercial, or private, managed care plans (which now serve 40 million Americans), operate and oversee Medicaid managed care programs, and administer managed health benefits for state employees and retirees. As consumer and provider concerns over […]

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    May 24, 2012 | Filed under: Publications, Quality and Performance Measurement