HHS Releases Reports on Quality of Care for Children & Adults in Medicaid & CHIP
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently released two annual reports related to quality of care.
The fifth Annual Secretary's Report on the Quality of Care for Children in Medicaid and CHIP discusses the status of federal and state efforts for quality measurement and reporting, summarizes state-specific findings on FFY 2013 reporting on the Child Core Set, and summarizes information on the quality measures and performance improvement projects reported in the external quality review (EQR) technical reports provided to CMS by states for the Federal Fiscal Year 2013-2014 reporting cycle. The report also features detailed analysis of data on the 16 Child Core Set measures reported by at least 25 states (including percentiles, trends, and geographic variation) in the Appendix: State-Specific Outcomes.
Complementing the Secretary's report on children is the first Annual Secretary's Report on the Quality of Health Care for Adults Enrolled in Medicaid. This report discusses the status of the first year of state reporting on the Medicaid Adult Core Set, and summarizes information on managed care performance measures and performance improvement projects (PIPs) reported in EQR technical reports submitted to CMS by states.