Medicaid Value Management Program SFY 2008 Report Executive Summary, 2007

(2007) Medicaid Value Management Program SFY 2008 Report Executive Summary, 2007. Human Services, Department of (Health and Human Services, Department of)


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In June, 2007, the Commonwealth Fund released a report entitled, “Aiming Higher: Results from a State Scorecard on Health System Performance.” The report ranked states’ health care performance based upon four areas: access, quality, potentially avoidable use of hospitals and costs of care, and healthy lives. Iowa was ranked second overall and was the only state to rank in the top 25 percent on each of the four measures.1 Coupling the HEDIS measures and CAHPS survey results with the Commonwealth report outcomes provides additional information for determining how the state performs with regard to the health care system, in general, and the Medicaid program specifically. For the past five years the results of eight outcome measures encompassing children and adults, and preventive, chronic and acute care have been reported by the University of Iowa Public Policy Center (PPC). The PPC is the independent evaluator for the Medicaid managed care programs and assists the state in an effort to understand the process of care within the Medicaid program. Seven of the eight measures are recommended by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, while the eighth, annual dental visit, is used in recognition of the challenges found in providing dental care to Medicaid‐enrolled children and adults.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Human Services, Medicaid, Managed Care
Subjects: Health and medicine > Public health
Health and medicine
ID Code: 13645
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 22 Aug 2012 19:31
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2012 19:31