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Strengthening the Core Set of Healthcare Quality Measures for Children Enrolled in Medicaid, 2015 

Date of Publication:
AUG 2015
Associated Project:
MAP Task Forces: Medicaid
This report contains the recommendations of the Measure Applications Partnership (MAP) to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for strengthening and revising measures in the Core Set of Health Care Quality Measures for Children Enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP (Child Core Set). MAP supported all of the current measures for continued use and recommended up to six measures for phased addition to the Child Core Set. Adoption of the six measures MAP supported would strengthen the measure set by promoting attention to high-priority quality issues, including maternity care and behavioral health. MAP also documented high priority measure gaps to communicate its vision for future measurement to the developer community. In addition, MAP identified several strategic issues related to the Child Core Set and its relationship to the Core Set of Health Care Quality Measures for Adults Enrolled in Medicaid (Adult Core Set). These include alignment of measures across programs and enabling quality improvement activities within states.