- Parent/consumer–reported data is valuable and necessary for population-based assessment of many key child health and health care quality measures relevant to both the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) of 2009 and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA).
- Last year, President Obama signed into law the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA),1 Public Law 111-3. A key component of the legislation, Title IV, mandated identification of an initial core set of children’s health quality measures to be used by Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Programs (CHIP) nationally. This is historic. It is the first piece of legislation that focuses specific attention on and crystallizes efforts to improve the quality of health of children nationally, and we hope that it is the beginning of a process that transforms the health of all of our nation’s children.
- 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 Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) mandates that measures of availability of child health services be included in the recommended core measurement set. The objective of this work was to review and evaluate measures of availability of child health services for potential inclusion in the initial core set of health care quality measures as mandated by CHIPRA.
- The objective of this research was to explore state Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) use of children’s healthcare quality measures and the need for additional support as the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) legislation is being implemented.
- The Institute of Medicine considers patient centeredness a core dimension of quality. Several patient/family surveys exist to assess pediatric health care. The Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act mandates strengthening quality measurement for children, including for patient/family experience of care.
- To identify, assess, and make recommendations for inclusion of measures that assess the domain of “most integrated health care setting,” with a specific focus on measures of the medical home, one particular mechanism for integrating care, to identify gaps in measurement; and to make recommendations for new measure development.
- To describe the delivery of well-child care and its components; to compare that delivery with recommendations in Bright Futures; and to compare delivery of well-child care for children with special health care needs with that for children without special needs.