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3445: All-cause inpatient admission rate for Medicaid beneficiaries with complex care needs and high costs (BCNs)

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Description:

Measure Title: All-cause inpatient admission rate for Medicaid beneficiaries with complex care needs and high costs (BCNs)
NQF Measure Number: 3445
Measure Steward: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Measure Description: All-cause inpatient admission rate for adult Medicaid beneficiaries who meet BCN population eligibility criteria. The measure is calculated as the number of inpatient admissions per 1,000 beneficiary months and is intended to be reported at the state level.

For the purpose of this measure, the BCN population is defined as Medicaid beneficiaries who are age 18 to 64 during the lookback year (the 12 months prior to the measurement year) and the measurement year and have at least one inpatient admission and at least two chronic conditions, as defined by the Chronic Conditions Data Warehouse (CCW), during the lookback year. Beneficiaries dually enrolled in Medicaid and Medicare and beneficiaries who had fewer than 10 months of Medicaid eligibility in the lookback year are not included in the analytic sample because we did not have enough utilization data to include them in testing. We further limited the analytic file to beneficiaries that met the BCN definition criteria described above.
Numerator Statement: The sum of unique inpatient admissions and observation stays in the measurement year among adult Medicaid beneficiaries who meet BCN population eligibility criteria.
Denominator Statement: Number of Medicaid-eligible months ("beneficiary months") among adult Medicaid beneficiaries who meet BCN population eligibility criteria.
Exclusions: Not applicable
Risk Adjustment: Statistical risk model
Corresponding Measures: Not Available

Measure Status:

Endorsement Type: New
Last Updated Date: May 29, 2021

Measure(s) Considered in Harmonization Request:

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Classification:

Measure Type: Outcome
Measure Format: measure
Condition:
Non-Condition Specific:
Care Setting: Inpatient/Hospital
National Quality Strategy Priorities:
Actual/Planned Use: Quality Improvement (Internal to the specific organization)
Data Source: Claims
Level of Analysis: Population: Regional and State
Target Population:
Measure Selection Attributes:

Measure Steward Contact Information:

Organization Name: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Email Address: Roxanne.Dupert-Frank@cms.hhs.gov
Website URL: https://The measure does not yet have published specifications and there is not a URL link.

Measure Disclaimer:

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