Health Services Access, Quality, and Financing

National Rural Hospital Flexibility Monitoring Project 2010-2011

Duration: 
1/30/2010 - 1/31/2011
Director: 
Andrew Coburn
Research Staff: 
Andrew Coburn
Andrew Coburn
Zachariah Croll
John Gale
Karen Pearson M.L.I.S., M.A.
Abstract: 

Cooperative agreement through the University of Minnesota, to monitor and evaluate the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Grant Program (Flex Program). The monitoring project is assessing the impact of the Flex Program on Critical Access Hospitals and their communities and the role of states in achieving overall program objectives.

Project URL: 
http://flexmonitoring.org/
Start Date: 
Sat, 2010-01-30
End Date: 
Mon, 2011-01-31
Legacy Muskie ID: 
8 011

CHIPRA Cat A Yr3

Duration: 
1/22/2012 - 1/21/2013
Director: 
Joan Klayman
Principal Investigator: 
Kimberley Fox
Abstract: 

Maine, in partnership with the State of Vermont was awarded a five-year Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) Quality Demonstration Grant to "test promising ideas for improving the quality of children's health care." The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is the designated lead agency for the federally-funded initiative. The Improving Health Outcomes for Children (IHOC) project promotes the use of quality measures and information technology to improve Medicaid member children's timely access to quality care.
In Category A of the IHOC project, Maine proposes to enhance the state's current quality performance measurement and incentive payment systems to include child health quality indicators with the goal of reducing unnecessary variation in pediatric care, aligning payment and financial incentives with pediatric quality measures, and improving the health of low-income and other children in Maine.

Project URL: 
http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/oms/provider/childrens.html#ihoc
Start Date: 
Sun, 2012-01-22
End Date: 
Mon, 2013-01-21
Legacy Muskie ID: 
8 507

State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) Survey 2004-2005

Duration: 
1/1/2004 - 1/31/2005
Abstract: 

This project involves a series of surveys and focus groups designed to measure consumer satisfaction, program knowledge, access to health care services and the quality of those services for children who are currently enrolled in MaineCare via the SCHIP eligibility option. Chronic care-related questions will also be added to the surveys this year and a focus group of parents of former SCHIP-enrolled children, who are currently enrolled through Dirigo will be conducted in the summer of 2005.

Start Date: 
Thu, 2004-01-01
End Date: 
Mon, 2005-01-31
Legacy Muskie ID: 
1 182

CHIPRA Cat B Yr3

Duration: 
1/22/2012 - 1/21/2013
Director: 
Joan Klayman
Principal Investigator: 
Kimberley Fox
Abstract: 

Maine, in partnership with the State of Vermont was awarded a five-year Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) Quality Demonstration Grant to "test promising ideas for improving the quality of children's health care." The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is the designated lead agency for the federally-funded initiative. The Improving Health Outcomes for Children (IHOC) project promotes the use of quality measures and information technology to improve Medicaid member children's timely access to quality care.
Under IHOC's Category B, both Maine and Vermont propose to enhance their Health Information Technology (HIT) infrastructures to improve the flow and use of child health quality information. Vermont will expand the Vermont Blueprint for Health infrastructure to support guideline-based care and performance measurement in pediatric populations; Maine will automate EPSDT data collection and comprehensive health assessments of children in foster care.

Project URL: 
http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/oms/provider/childrens.html#ihoc
Start Date: 
Sun, 2012-01-22
End Date: 
Mon, 2013-01-21
Legacy Muskie ID: 
8 508

State Health Access Reform Evaluation (SHARE)

Duration: 
1/1/2008 - 1/31/2010
Abstract: 

This study will examine the impact of program cost sharing features on the access to care for low income persons and populations who face particular barriers to care due to pre-existing health conditions. The Muskie School is seeking the cooperation of the states of Vermont, Maine, and New Hampshire in making this study feasible. Such cooperation would require assisting the research team in accessing claims and administrative databases for persons enrolled in the state access initiatives.

Start Date: 
Tue, 2008-01-01
End Date: 
Sun, 2010-01-31
Legacy Muskie ID: 
5 287

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