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AHRQ’s Activities – CHIPRA Quality Measure Identification and Improvement Denise Dougherty, Ph.D. Senior Advisor, Child Health and Quality Improvement Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality AHRQ Annual Conference CHIPRA Session September 28, 2010. Overview.

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AHRQ’s Activities – CHIPRA Quality Measure Identification and Improvement Denise Dougherty, Ph.D.Senior Advisor, Child Health and Quality Improvement Agency for Healthcare Research and QualityAHRQ Annual Conference CHIPRA SessionSeptember 28, 2010


Overview

Overview

  • AHRQ’s research agenda and children

  • AHRQ’s activities in CHIPRA


Ahrq activities related to children

AHRQ Activities Related to Children

  • Congress made children one of AHRQ’s priority populations—

    • To be included in all AHRQ activities

    • Other related populations –

      • Racial and ethnic minorities

      • Low-income

      • Individuals with special health care needs

      • Rural

  • Bottom line: projects on children always welcome


Ahrq priorities

AHRQ Priorities

Patient Safety

  • Health IT

  • Patient SafetyOrganizations

  • New PatientSafety Grants

Effective HealthCare Program

AmbulatoryPatient Safety

  • Comparative Effectiveness Reviews

  • Comparative Effectiveness Research

  • Clear Findings for Multiple Audiences

  • Safety & Quality Measures,Drug Management andPatient-Centered Care

  • Patient Safety ImprovementCorps

Other Research & Dissemination Activities

Medical ExpenditurePanel Surveys

  • Visit-Level Information on Medical Expenditures

  • Annual Quality & Disparities Reports

  • Quality & Cost-Effectiveness, e.g.Prevention and PharmaceuticalOutcomes

  • U.S. Preventive ServicesTask Force

  • MRSA/HAIs


Cer projects affecting child health funded by arra

CER Projects Affecting Child Health (Funded by ARRA)

  • Comparative Safety and Effectiveness of Stimulants in Medicaid Youth with ADHD, University of Florida

  • Off-label Prescribing: Comparative Evidence, Regulation and Utilization, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

  • Pregnancy Outcomes and AsthmaMedications in Pregnancy, UC-San Diego

  • Measuring Pediatric Inpatient Medication Use, University of Rhode Island

  • More information ARRA-funded CER projects: http://www.effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov


Ahrq s fiscal 2011 budget proposal for ahrq

AHRQ’s Fiscal 2011 Budget Proposal for AHRQ

Obama Administration proposed FY 2011 budget includes $611 million for AHRQ – up from $397 million in FY 2010:

$286 million for patient-centered health research, up $261 million over the FY 2010 budget

$32 million for health information technology research, a $4 million increase from FY 2010

$65 million for patient safety research, including $34 million to reduce and prevent healthcare-associated infections


Ahrq chipra partnerships with cms

AHRQ CHIPRA Partnerships with CMS

  • Title IV – Strengthening Quality of Care and Health Outcomes

    • Measures

      • Identification and posting of initial Core Set of children’s health care quality measures – Done!

      • Pediatric Quality Measures Program – Under Way

    • Beyond Measures

      • CMS State Quality Demonstration Projects – National Evaluation

      • Model Children’s Electronic Health Record Format

      • CAHPS Benchmarking Database as source of State reports on CAHPS Data (Section 402)


Initial core measures

Initial Core Measures


Initial core measures1

Initial Core Measures


Initial core set of pediatric quality measures

Initial Core Set of Pediatric Quality Measures

24 recommended quality measures for voluntary use by CHIP, Medicaid programs

Prevention/Health Promotion (13): Prenatal/Perinatal, Screening, Immunizations, Well-Child Care Visits, Dental

Management of Acute Conditions (5): Upper Respiratory, Appropriate Use of Antibiotics, Dental, Emergency Department

Management of Chronic Conditions (4): ADHD, Mental Health, Diabetes

Family Experiences of Care (1): HEDIS CAHPS 4.0 survey instruments

Availability (1): Access to primary care physicians


Aligning pediatric quality measures and meaningful use

Aligning Pediatric Quality Measures and Meaningful Use

Four of the initial quality measures under CHIPRA align with proposed HITECH meaningful use quality measures:

BMI for children ages 2-18 years (NCQA)

Follow-up care for children prescribed medication for ADHA (NCQA)

Annual Hemoglobin A1C testing for children (NCQA)

Pharyngitis and appropriate antibiotic dispensing (NCQA)


Continued work on chipra ahrq s role

Continued Work on CHIPRA: AHRQ’s Role

  • New Funding Opportunity: CHIPRA Pediatric Healthcare Quality Measures Program Centers of Excellence (U18)

    • Posted April 22, 2010

    • Review of applications: October 18, 2010

    • Work begins by end of 2010

    • Will build on expert Meeting on Measurement Criteria February 24-25, 2010

http://www.ahrq.gov/chipra


Next pediatric quality measures program aims

Next: Pediatric Quality Measures Program – Aims

  • To enhance and improve the initial core set

  • To develop additional measures and measure criteria so that CHIPRA core measures:

    • Are evidence-based

    • Cut across a wide range of child and perinatal conditions and care settings

    • Can be vertically and horizontally integrated

    • Enable assessment of disparities in care

  • To incorporate multi-stakeholder engagement, including the public

  • To post improved core measure sets, every year beginning January 2013

  • To leverage health IT and collect data in a standard format


For more information

For more information

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