Slide 8. Technical Assistance

Alabama's Experience Using AHRQ's Quality Diagnostic Tools and Technical Assistance

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List of questions and issues:

  • TFQ information in the tool
  • Pilot counties of TFQ used for population
  • Definition of variables
  • Excel® version not compatible with Excel® 2007
  • Unable to save output to Excel® (only saves text)

Notes: Alabama Medicaid wanted to input the TFQ information into the calculator. However, we could not do so because the TFQ data did not include all of the variables that the ROI tool used. AHRQ and Thomson Reuters told Alabama that we could use the population data for the pilot counties in order to see the ROI for this subset of the State population. We had several discussions with AHRQ and Thomson Reuters to determine which information should be used to capture the variables, such as asthma-related ancillary services, outpatient visits, and prescription utilization.

Contents

Current as of September 2010
Internet Citation: Slide 8. Technical Assistance: Alabama's Experience Using AHRQ's Quality Diagnostic Tools and Technical Assistance. September 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/cpi/centers/ockt/kt/webinars/roicalc/alabama/alslide8.html