New Findings from the CHIPRA Quality Demonstration Grant ProgramAgency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) sent this bulletin at 09/26/2016 11:25 AM EDT
- A survey of pediatricians and family practice physicians in three states showed that the majority receive quality reports and believed that quality reports can be effective in helping guide quality improvement. However, limited staff time and lack of familiarity with QI techniques reduce the proportion who use quality reports in practice. “Primary Care Physicians' Experiences With and Attitudes Toward Pediatric Quality Reporting” was published in the July 2016 issue of Academic Pediatrics; the abstract is available at:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27452883.
- States’ reporting of the Medicaid Child Core Set measures differed over the course of the CHIPRA Demonstration based on Medicaid data availability, ability to link to other state data systems, past experience with quality measurement, staff time and technical expertise, and demand for the measures. “What Factors Influence States’ Capacity to Report Children’s Health Care Quality Measures? A Multiple-Case Study” was published July 30, 2016 online in the Maternal and Child Health Journal; the abstract is available athttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27475824.
For more information on AHRQ’s role in CHIPRA, visit http://www.ahrq.gov/policymakers/chipra/index.html.
For more information on the CHIPRA Quality Demonstration Grant projects and the national evaluation, visit:http://www.ahrq.gov/policymakers/chipra/demoeval/index.html.