Medicaid serves more than 60 million Americans, including 41% of newborns, one-third of the nation's children, many individuals with chronic illnesses and disabilities, and many frail elders. While poor health care quality is an issue for all Americans, the quality gap is substantially greater for Medicaid beneficiaries, particularly those with chronic health care needs. States can use Medicaid's purchasing leverage and access to performance and race/ethnicity data to drive quality improvement efforts and help reduce health disparities. CHCS activities are supporting Medicaid stakeholders across the country to improve health care quality and equality in their communities.
This report outlines themes culled from interviews with 23 key informants, including state Medicaid officials, insurance commissioners, administrators of public health, and national health policy experts. It contains key recommendations for NQF.
This report synthesizes best practices from nine states for designing successful performance measurement approaches for Medicaid FFS beneficiaries, particularly those with complex needs.
In a series of video interviews, participants in CHCS' Reducing Disparities at the Practice Site initiative share insights into how the program is advancing chronic care delivery in small, primary care practices.
This brief outlines how a cross-payer coalition of health plans, state and county health departments, and other stakeholders in New York's Monroe County are working with physicians to achieve recognition under the Diabetes Physician Recognition Program of the National Committee for Quality Assurance.
These Medicaid fact sheets highlight opportunities to improve health care quality in the 15 communities participating in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) initiative.