AHRQ publishes first evaluation highlight on CHIPRA quality demonstration grant program
AHRQ’s Evaluation Highlight No. 1 reports on the early accomplishments, challenges, and lessons learned on practice-level quality measurement and reporting from four States that received grants to improve health care quality under the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA). AHRQ is leading a national evaluation of the CHIPRA Quality Demonstration Grant Program, which provided funds to 18 States to improve the quality of health care for children enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP. This report is the first in a series of reports that will present descriptive and analytic findings from the national evaluation. A supplemental report provides detailed descriptions of the approaches taken by the four States (Maine, Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania) featured in the Evaluation Highlight. You can access the reports at http://go.usa.gov/2Qxe.