Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy

Population Health and Health Policy

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

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