Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) Archive

Archived AHRQ activities related to the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA).

Identification of the Initial Quality Measures

Creation and Process of the AHRQ National Advisory Council Subcommittee on Children's Healthcare Quality Measures for Medicaid and CHIP Programs

As part of their effort to use a transparent and evidence-based process for identifying an initial core set of pediatric quality measures for voluntary use by Medicaid and CHIP programs, the SNAC held two public meetings that built on interim work done by SNAC members, AHRQ, CMS, and Federal Quality Workgroup staff.

First AHRQ NAC Subcommittee, July 22-23, 2009

Select for the transcript of the first SNAC meeting.

Select for the following presentations:

Select for the SNAC report to NAC Summary of Discussion, July 24, 2009.

Second Subcommittee Meeting, September 17-18, 2009

Select to access the second Subcommittee Meeting Webcast

Select for the transcript of the second SNAC meeting.

Select for the following presentations:

Select for the SNAC report to NAC on Initial Core Set, October 2009.

Select for the SNAC report to NAC Summary of Discussion, November 13, 2009.

Federal Register Notices

Expert Meeting on Measurement Criteria

An expert meeting was held on Wednesday, February 24 and Thursday, February 25, 2010, at AHRQ. The goal of the meeting was to identify measurement criteria for use in carrying out the Pediatric Quality Measures Program (PQMP) under Section 1139A(b) of the Social Security Act as enacted in the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA). View the Federal Register notice and the meeting agenda .

CHIPRA Initial Core Measure Set Available for Public Comment thru March 1, 2010

A notice was published in the Federal Register on December 29, 2009, to solicit public comments on the initial, recommended core set of children's health care quality measures for voluntary use by Medicaid and CHIP programs and the health plans and providers they contract with. A Background Report was prepared to provide detailed information about this initiative. The closing date for comments was March 1, 2010.

AHRQ Seeks Candidate Measures of Inpatient Pediatric Care

AHRQ is calling for researchers, hospitals, vendors, stakeholders, and other interested parties to submit candidate measures or domains that measure families' satisfaction with the quality of inpatient medical or surgical care provided to pediatric patients. The goal is to develop a standardized instrument for use in the public reporting of family experience of pediatric inpatient care.

Select to access the Federal Register announcement for this initiative.

Request for Comments on Pediatric Planned Procedure Algorithm

AHRQ is requesting comments from all researchers, vendors, hospitals, stakeholders, and other interested parties on an algorithm for identifying pediatric planned procedures. The algorithm will be used as part of a readmission measure developed by the Center of Excellence for Pediatric Quality Measurement (CEPQM) at Boston Children's Hospital. Select for the Federal Register Notice (PDF File, 178 KB; Plugin Software Help).

The algorithm uses International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) procedure codes to identify pediatric procedures that are usually planned. Readmissions for planned procedures are unlikely to be associated with quality of care and should therefore be excluded from calculations of readmission rates. To identify planned procedures, expert pediatric clinicians in 14 different procedure-oriented specialties reviewed procedures typically performed by their specialty. The reviewers indicated which procedures (1) are usually planned (defined as planned in more than 80 percent of cases) and (2) could require hospitalization. Admissions for which the primary procedure code was one of the procedures listed below are excluded from the count of readmissions.

Select for the ICD-9-CM codes and code descriptions for planned procedures.

Current as of November 2013
Internet Citation: Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) Archive. November 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/policymakers/chipra/chipraarch/index.html