This page will house recent findings and resources from both the national evaluation team and the State-based evaluation teams. It also will include slide decks from recent presentations at conferences, issue briefs, journal articles, implementation guides, and other materials.
The national evaluation team is producing a series of issue briefs that frame the most pertinent evaluation findings for a variety of audiences concerned with children's health care quality. These 4-6 page briefs, entitled Evaluation Highlights, will include both descriptive and analytic findings depending on the topic and time period of the demonstration, and will be posted to this page as they become available.
Evaluation Highlight No. 1: How are CHIPRA demonstration States approaching practice-level quality measurement and what are they learning?
This Evaluation Highlight is the first in a series of reports that present descriptive and analytic findings from the national evaluation of the CHIPRA Quality Demonstration Grant Program. In this Highlight, we discuss the early accomplishments, challenges, and lessons learned from the following four States pursuing practice-level quality measurement: Maine, Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania. The administrative and technical steps needed to calculate quality measures at the practice level are different in critical ways from the steps needed to report quality data at the health plan or State level. To help other States that may be considering or pursuing practice-level quality measurement and improvement, we highlight these four States’ approaches to selecting measures, adapting the selected measures for practices, and collecting the needed data. Our analysis is based on work completed by the States during the first 2 years of their 5-year demonstration projects. As a supplement to the Evaluation Highlight, we have provided additional details about the States’ specific approaches to practice-level reporting and a list of helpful resources.
- Evaluation Highlight No. 1: How are CHIPRA demonstration States approaching practice-level quality measurement and what are they learning? January 2013, available as a PDF File (564 KB; Plugin Software Help) or HTML text.
- Four States’ approaches to practice-level quality measurement and reporting: Supplement to Evaluation Highlight No. 1, January 2013, available as a PDF File (273 KB; Plugin Software Help) or HTML text.
Please note: This Web site uses the term "national evaluation" to distinguish this evaluation of the entire demonstration program from evaluations commissioned or undertaken by grantees. The word "national" should not be interpreted to mean that findings are representative of the United States as a whole.