September 18, 2009
This report presents a brief summary of the processes used by the the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) National Advisory Council on Healthcare Research and Quality Subcommittee (SNAC) on Children's Healthcare Quality Measures for Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to identify an initial core set of children's healthcare quality measures for recommendation to the AHRQ National Advisory Council on Healthcare Research and Quality (NAC). The report includes the measures recommended by SNAC at the end of their last meeting on September 18, 2009, after which the measures were reported to the NAC, AHRQ'S director, and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
On December 29, 2009, the Secretary, Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) posted the secretary's recommended list of core measures for public comment. The background paper at http://www.ahrq.gov/chipra/corebackgrnd.htm summarizes the changes made to the set between the September SNAC meeting and the posting for public comment.
Creation of SNAC
First SNAC Meeting July 22-23, 2009
First SNAC Report to the NAC
Second SNAC Meeting September 17-18, 2009
Members of the AHRQ NAC Subcommittee on Children's Healthcare Quality Measures for Medicaid and CHIP Programs
Online Measure Nominations Template
Instructions for Delphi Round 2 for AHRQ SNAC Members
One-page Summary Template
Current as of January 2010
SNAC-recommended Initial Core Set, September 18, 2009. January 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/chipra/coreset/coreset.htm