Quality of Care
Quality of Care
Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) seek to provide safe, effective, efficient, patient-centered, high quality and equitable care to all enrollees. To achieve these goals, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) partners with states to share best practices and to provide technical assistance to improve the quality of care.
CMS has initiatives to improve the quality of care provided to Medicaid and CHIP enrollees in the following areas:
National Quality Strategy
The National Quality Strategy, required by The Affordable Care Act of 2010, is a national plan to improve the delivery of health care services, patient health outcomes, and population health.
Three goals are used to guide and assess local, state, and national efforts to improve health and the health care delivery system:
- Better Care
- Healthy People/Healthy Communities
- Affordable Care
Events & Announcements
Federal-State Roundtable on EPSDT: Adolescent Health Webinar – February 26, 2014 – 3:00-4:00pm EST
NASHP, in partnership with NORC and CMS, is hosting a roundtable to highlight state strategies to increase adolescent well-care visits through CHIP and Medicaid. The recently released CMS Strategy Guide, “Paving the Road to Good Health: Strategies for Increasing Medicaid Adolescent Well-Care Visits” will serve as the foundation for this discussion. This event was rescheduled from February 13, 2014, due to weather.
Registration is limited to the first 50 CHIP directors and EPSDT Coordinators. https://cc.readytalk.com/r/20jwo47qwpar&eom
Federal Efforts to Improve Maternal and Infant Health Data Capacity and Health Outcomes webinar – March 3, 2014 – 1:30-2:30pm EST
This joint federal Webinar will feature presenters from the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). HHS is committed to improving the health of mothers, infants, and children nationwide. With this aim in mind, the CDC, CMS, and HRSA are working to build a stronger partnership to improve data collection, surveillance and maternal and infant health outcomes.
The purpose of this webinar is to:
• Provide an overview of key maternal and infant health priorities of CMS, CDC and HRSA
• Describe coordinated federal activities aimed at increasing state-level maternal and infant health data capacity
• Share updates on federal initiatives to improve maternal and infant health outcomes
• Wanda D. Barfield, MD, MPH, FAAP, Captain, U.S. Public Health Service, Director, Division of Reproductive Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC
• Stephen Cha, MD, MHS, Chief Medical Officer, Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services, CMS
• Michael D. Kogan, PhD, Director, Office of Epidemiology and Research, HRSA
• Kay Johnson, MEd, MPH, President, Johnson Group Consulting, Inc.