- The Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) of 2009 provides an opportunity to consider and enhance the measurement of children's health care quality as a means to improve child health.1 The legislation required the identification of an initial child core set of measures for voluntary use by Medicaid/Child Health Insurance (CHIP) programs. The initial child core set was published in 2009, and after its most current update in 2014, the list now includes 23 pediatric measures.
- Children and adolescents are known to experience poor health care quality; some groups of children have poorer health care than others. We sought to examine trends over time in health care quality and disparities by race, Hispanic ethnicity, income, insurance, gender, rurality, and special health care needs.
- Editor's Note: One of the challenges of leading such an agency as the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is disseminating its products in a way that can be used by a variety of individuals for whom it is important. Dr. Clancy has met this challenge with a number of innovative reports and other strategies in providing readily used access to the analytic and policy products of AHRQ. The Annual Report in Academic Pediatrics is one of those strategies with a focus on access and use of health services by children and youth, a group often not well described in general population data.
- To describe the process used to identify the recommended core set of quality measures as mandated by the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA) and provide an overview of the measures selected.
- The aim of this study was to explore the joint effect of race/ethnicity and insurance status/expected payer or income on children's health care quality.