Adult Medicaid Quality Grants: Measuring and Improving the Quality of Care in Medicaid
On December 21, 2012 CMS launched the Adult Medicaid Quality Grant Program: Measuring and Improving the Quality of Care in Medicaid. This two-year grant program was designed to support state Medicaid agencies in developing staff capacity to collect, report, and analyze data on the Core of Set of Health Care Quality Measures for Adults Enrolled in Medicaid (Adult Core Set).
CMS selected twenty-six states to participate in this grant program: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont, Washington, and West Virginia. Grantees were eligible to receive up to $1 million for each 12-month budget period over a two-year project period.
CMS is funding and partnering with RTI International and the National Academy for State Health Policy to conduct an assessment of the grant program. For details on the grant, see Adult Medicaid Quality Grant Details.