New CHIPRA Evaluation Highlight on Perinatal Quality Improvement
AHRQ has published the 12th Evaluation Highlight from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)-funded national evaluation of the CHIPRA Quality Demonstration Grant Program. This focuses on how Demonstration partners Illinois and Florida worked together to transform the quality of perinatal care in their respective States. CHIPRA grant funding helped establish or expand perinatal quality collaboratives or PQCs. PQCs engage hospitals in evidence-based and data-driven quality improvement projects aimed at improving perinatal care and outcomes for pregnant women and newborns. Both States implemented systems-level changesand reported improved outcomes for several quality measures.
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Evaluation Highlight 12 is now available. Learn how CHIPRA quality demonstration States are improving perinatal care.
Evaluation Highlight 11 is now available. Learn how CHIPRA quality demonstration States are using quality reports to drive health care improvement for children.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) provides overviews of projects and activities underway in the 18 demonstration States.
In February 2010, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded 10 grants, funding 18 States, to improve health care quality and delivery systems for children enrolled in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Funded by the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA), the Quality Demonstration Grant Program aims to identify effective, replicable strategies for enhancing quality of care for children. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is leading the national evaluation of this program.
As a group, the 18 demonstration States are implementing 52 projects in five general categories:
- Using quality measures to improve child health care.
- Applying health information technology for quality improvement.
- Implementing provider-based delivery models.
- Investigating a model format for pediatric electronic health records (EHRs).
- Assessing the utility of other innovative approaches to enhance quality.
- The projects that each demonstration State is implementing (select Learn About the Demonstration States).
- The specific projects being implemented under each of the five categories (select one of the five specific strategies for quality improvement, such as Using the Core Set of Children's Quality Measures).
- Reports that the national evaluation team has produced on specific evaluation topics and questions (select What We Learned).
- Reports and resources provided by the demonstration States (select Reports from the States).
- Our approach to the national evaluation, including the evaluation design and methods (select More about the Evaluation).
- New findings, events, and publications from the national and State evaluations (select What's New?).
To contact the team that is conducting the national evaluation of the CHIPRA Quality Demonstration Grant Program, send an email to CHIPRADemoEval@ahrq.hhs.gov.
Please note: This Web site uses the term "national evaluation" to distinguish this evaluation of the entire demonstration program from evaluations commissioned or undertaken by grantees. The word "national" should not be interpreted to mean that findings are representative of the United States as a whole.
Page last reviewed August 2014