Discussions related to Hospital Measures. Medicaid RCO Quality Committee. Key decision points. In assessing the performance of the RCO, the draft principles suggest selecting measures that address: Access to care Coordination of care Population health and clinical care Patient satisfaction.
Medicaid RCO Quality Committee
We are not sure there is a hospital-specific measure for this category. The points listed are examples of the types of issues that would impact hospital care, but are not being tracked currently by hospitals.
The first measure would help address the coordination of antipsychotic medications; it only applies to those providing psych services. The second would address continuity of inpatient and post-acute care and would apply to all acute care hospitals. Both are already begin collected and reported.
Both measures have long-term implications for both the health of the mother and the baby and are issues that the hospital and physician together can address. In addition, since about half of all deliveries are Medicaid, the existing measures would be significant.
The HCAPHS survey would cover all patients, but would likely be a good proxy for measuring Medicaid satisfaction. It is already being collected and reported.