New Issue Focuses on
Innovations in Medicaid Policy
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) announces the September 11 issue of the Health Care Innovations Exchange (http://www.innovations.ahrq.gov).
- The featured Innovations describe a pay-for-performance program in New York that improved immunization rates and diabetes care, an initiative in Oklahoma that facilitated Medicaid enrollment while reducing operating costs, and an Oregon plan that increased screening and access to care for children at risk for developmental disabilities.
- The featured QualityTools include a toolbox for Medicaid and CHIP learning collaboratives, a fact sheet describing dual eligible status and its implications, and a toolkit to improve Medicaid managed care service delivery for youth with serious behavioral health needs.
- To access more innovation profiles, tools, and resources related to Medicaid programs and policies on the Innovations Exchange Web site, go to http://innovations.ahrq.gov/innovations_qualitytools.aspx?find=Medicaid%20Managed%20Care.
- Featured Video
View the third video in the new series Healthcare Policy Innovations: Changing Care, Improving Health, featuring innovator Arthur Garson Jr., MD, MPH discussing a policy innovation that used community caregivers to help ensure patients receive appropriate treatment in primary care settings, and to monitor and support patients after hospital discharge. The video is available at http://www.innovations.ahrq.gov/videos.aspx.
Events and Podcasts:
- Join us on Wednesday, September 18, from 1 – 2 pm ET for a Web event titled Using the Innovations Exchange To Develop Health Professional Competencies. This event will provide an in-depth dialogue to explore how the Innovations Exchange’s rich collection of novel health care practices and tools is being used to develop competencies for nurses and interdisciplinary teams. For more information and to register, visit http://www.innovations.ahrq.gov/webevents/index.aspx?id=57.
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