Identifying Health Care Quality Measures for Medicaid-Eligible Adults: Background Report

The Affordable Care Act requires the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services to identify and publish a core set of health quality measures for Medicaid-eligible adults. This background report documents the process, deliberations, and results of AHRQ's National Advisory Council Subcommittee for Identifying Health Care Quality Measures for Medicaid-Eligible Adults.

Contents

Executive Summary
1. Background
2. Public Comment Results
3. Methods
4. Results
5. Recommendations for Future Core Sets and Measurement Refinement and Development
6. Next Steps and Conclusions
References

Appendixes

A-1. Acronyms and Abbreviations
A-2. Affordable Care Act Sec. 2701. Adult Quality Measures
A-3. Members of the Subcommittee and Federal Staff
A-4. Public Comment Results
A-5. Measures Recommended for the Core Set and Posted for Public Comment
A-6. Measures Suggested in Public Comment
A-7. Measure Evaluation Form

Page last reviewed December 2010
Internet Citation: Identifying Health Care Quality Measures for Medicaid-Eligible Adults: Background Report. December 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/events/nac/reports/nacqm11/index.html