CHIPRA Pediatric Health Care Quality Measures Program Measure Criteria Expert Meeting

Agenda

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).

February 24-25, 2010

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
AHRQ Conference Center
540 Gaither Road
Rockville, MD 20850

February 24

TimeEvent
9:00 amInformal Networking (Continental Breakfast)
10:00

Brief Welcome and Introduction:
Denise Dougherty, Ernest Moy, Francis Chesley, Mia DeSoto
Expert and public introductions

Welcoming Remarks
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Carolyn Clancy, Director, AHRQ (by video)
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
Victoria Wachino, Director of the Family and Children's Health Programs Group, Center for Medicaid and State Operations
10:30Question and Answer (Q&A) Session
10:45

Brief Presentations:

Rita Mangione-Smith: Lessons Learned from the Subcommittee on Quality Measures for Children's Healthcare in Medicaid and CHIP(SNAC) Initial Core Measure Set Process
Ernest Moy: AHRQ's Measure Criteria Approach to the National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) and National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR)
Helen Burstin: National Quality Forum (NQF) Criteria 
Denise Dougherty: Draft Summary Overview from the AHRQ Analysis of Existing Measure Criteria

11:30Q&A Discussion
12:00 pmLunch
12:30

Discussion and Preliminary Recommendation (Breakout Groups)
First Measure Criteria Domain: Validity/Underlying Scientific Soundness
Application to Selected High Priority Measure and Methods Examples:

  • Medical Home
  • Inpatient Measures
  • Health Outcome Measures
  • Identifying Disparities
  • Specification of Measures across Children's Healthcare Payers and Programs
  • Meta-measure Issues (e.g., Composite Measures, Measure Sets)
1:45Report Back from Breakout Groups/Synthesis
2:30Break
2:45Public Comment
3:30

Discussion and Preliminary Recommendations:
Second Measure Criteria Domain: Validity of the Measure/Measurement Set
Application to Examples:

  • Medical Home
  • Inpatient Measures
  • Health Outcome Measures
  • Identifying Disparities
  • Specification of Measures Across Children's Healthcare Payers and Programs
  • Meta-measure Issues (e.g., Composite Measures, Measure Sets)
4:30Report Back from Breakout Groups and Synthesis
5:00Adjourn for the Day/Shuttle to Hotel
6:00 pmInformal Dinner at Local Restaurant (optional—self-pay)

 

February 25

TimeEvent
8:00 amWelcome New Arrivals/Summary of Previous Day
8:15

Discussion and Preliminary Recommendations
Third Measure Criteria Domain: Feasibility (including Health Information Technology)— Introductory Remarks:

  • Michele Mills, CMS
  • P. Jonathan White, AHRQ
8:30

Application to Examples (Breakout Groups):

  • Medical Home
  • Inpatient Measures
  • Health Outcome Measures
  • Identifying Disparities
  • Specification of Measures Across Children's Healthcare Payers and Programs
  • Meta-measure Issues (e.g., Composite Measures, Measure Sets)
9:30Report Back and Synthesis
10:00Break
10:15Discussion and Preliminary Recommendations (Breakout Groups)
Fourth Measure Criteria Domain: CHIPRA Requirements 1: Children—Settings and Types of Care Beyond Traditional Health Care Delivery Settings (Synthesis of discussions to date)
Application to Examples:
  • Newborn Screening/Linkage to Care Providers
  • Public and Private Non-physician Specialty Settings
  • Health Outcome Measures
  • Identifying Disparities
  • Meta-measure Issues (e.g., Composite Measures, Measure Sets)
11:45Report Back and Synthesis

12:15 pm

Lunch
12:45

Discussion and Preliminary Recommendations (Breakout Groups)
Fifth Measure Criteria Domain: Identifying Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Children's Health Care Quality
Application to Examples:

  • Medical Home
  • Inpatient Measures
  • Health Outcome Measures
  • Meta-measure Issues (e.g., Composite Measures, Measure Sets)
1:45Report back and synthesis
2:15Overall synthesis
3:00Public Comment Period
3:30Ending Thoughts (Expert Panel)
3:55Next Steps
4:00 pmAdjourn
Current as of February 2010
Internet Citation: CHIPRA Pediatric Health Care Quality Measures Program Measure Criteria Expert Meeting: Agenda. February 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/policymakers/chipra/chipraarch/pedmtgagenda.html