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CHCS-Using Care Managers and Quality Improvement Coaches to Transform Medicaid Primary Care

May 2011

This technical assistance brief describes how states are using two types of practice-based supports – care managers and quality improvement experts – to help Medicaid primary care practices provide higher-quality, more patient-centered, and cost-effective care.


HHS-Dual Eligible Alignment Initiative

May 2011

On May 11, 2011 HHS announced the launch of The Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office's Alignment Initiative, an effort to more effectively integrate benefits under the two programs.


CA-Health Information Technology RFP

May 2011

In two years California hopes to have most physicians using electronic health records state-wide and to have those records linked through a health information exchange system, using a provider directory services database.


HI-Medical Home Model

May 2011

Hawaii is moving toward a medical home model for Medicaid patients, integrating electronic health records to help coordinate services and improve provider communication.


BCBSMA-The Alternative Quality Contract

May 2011

BCBSMA launched the Alternative Quality Contract (AQC) in 2009 to move away from fee-for-service reimbursement models, with the goal of improving quality and outcomes while simultaneously slowing the growth of health care spending.


IOM-Child and Adolescent Health and Health Care Quality: Measuring What Matters

Apr 2011

This study evaluates efforts to measure child and adolescent health and quality of services.


CMS-Summary of Proposed Rule Provisions for ACOs Under the Medicare Shared Savings Program

Apr 2011

Medicare fact sheet summarizing the proposed rule provisions for Accountable Care Organizations under the Medicare Shared Savings Program.


CMWF-Pay for Performance in Primary Care in England and California: Comparison of Unintended Consequences

Apr 2011

The Commonwealth Fund loooked at physicians in California and the United Kingdom that were already participating in pay-for-performance programs. The study found unintended consequences as a result of pay-for-performance programs.


MN-Minnesota Community Measurement Quality Report

Apr 2011

Minnesota Community Measurement (MNCM) program  reports on 18 clinical quality measures, health information technology, patient experience, cost of care and hospital measures.

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