SNAC-recommended Initial Core Set, September 18, 2009

This report presents a brief summary of the processes used by the the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) National Advisory Council on Healthcare Research and Quality Subcommittee (SNAC) on Children's Healthcare Quality Measures for Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to identify an initial core set of children's healthcare quality measures for recommendation to the AHRQ National Advisory Council on Healthcare Research and Quality (NAC). The report includes the measures recommended by SNAC at the end of their last meeting on September 18, 2009, after which the measures were reported to the NAC, AHRQ'S director, and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

On December 29, 2009, the Secretary, Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) posted the secretary's recommended list of . The background paper at http://www.ahrq.gov/chipra/corebackgrnd.htm summarizes the changes made to the set between the September SNAC meeting and the posting for public comment.

Contents

Executive Summary
Background
Methods
   Creation of SNAC
   Public Input
   First SNAC Meeting July 22-23, 2009
   First SNAC Report to the NAC
   Second SNAC Meeting September 17-18, 2009
Next Steps
References

Appendixes
Appendix 1: Members of the AHRQ NAC Subcommittee on Children's Healthcare Quality Measures for Medicaid and CHIP Programs

Appendix 2: Appendix Tables
Appendix 3: Online Measure Nominations Template
Appendix 4: Instructions for Delphi Round 2 for AHRQ SNAC Members
Appendix 5: One-page Summary Template

Page last reviewed January 2010
Internet Citation: SNAC-recommended Initial Core Set, September 18, 2009. January 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/policymakers/chipra/coreset/index.html