Policy in Perspective: Improving the Quality of Care for Children
The latest episode of Mathematica’s “Policy in Perspective” podcast features lessons from the largest federal effort in the past decade to improve health care for children.
Senior fellow Henry Ireys and senior researchers Grace Anglin and Joe Zickafoose describe the CHIPRA Quality Demonstration Grant Program and the lessons it offers for states and others that have a stake in providing quality care for children.
The CHIPRA Quality Demonstration Grant Program identifies strategies for improving the quality of care for children enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), in partnership with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, is offering technical assistance and peer-to-peer learning opportunities to support state projects for improving the quality of care for children enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP, but the deadline to apply is February 25, 2016. Visit the AHRQ webpage for additional information.
Mathematica and its partners, the Urban Institute and AcademyHealth, recently released a summary of findings from the national evaluation of the grant program. The findings cover the use of using quality measures, transforming service delivery, improving public support systems for youth with serious emotional disorders, using health information technology, and more.