Join the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on February 11 at 2:00 p.m. EST for the free webinar, “Amplify Your Impact on Child Health Quality: Learning from the CHIPRA Quality Demonstration Grant Program.”
Speakers will highlight promising practices and key lessons learned from the 5-year grant program to improve health care quality for children in Medicaid and CHIP. You will also hear about an exciting new opportunity for technical assistance and peer-to-peer learning aimed at States that did not participate in the demonstration so they can benefit from the experiences of the 18 States that did.
- Supporting primary care practice quality improvement and transformation.
- Improving service systems for youth with serious emotional disorders.
- Enhancing States’ capacity to report quality measures to providers, families, and stakeholders and promote their use.
- Building partnerships and capacity to leverage and sustain ongoing quality improvement.
Date: February 11, 2016
Time: 2:00-3:30pm EST
You can register for the webinar in advance by visiting this registration page. After you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the webinar.
If you are unable to register in advance, you can use the instructions below to join the webinar on the day of the event.
- Select the web link: https://cms-meetings.webex.com/cms-meetings/k2/j.php?MTID=t820d46da0e00fedb0dc3c95262fc5cf6.
- Click on “Attend a Session” on the left-hand side of your screen.
- Enter the Session Number: 645 331 381
- After you have logged in to the webinar, you will be receive instructions on how to access the meeting audio.
If you are unable to get to a computer, you can access the audio portion of the webinar by calling: 1-844-396-8222. Use the same Session Number: 645 331 381.
An Opportunity to Improve the Quality of Children’s Health Care Through Customized Technical Assistance
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), in partnership with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), is offering technical assistance and peer-to-peer learning opportunities to support State health care quality improvement projects for children enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP.
What is the goal?
The goal of this “knowledge transfer” opportunity is to leverage lessons learned from the CHIPRA Quality Demonstration Grant Program, which is the largest Federal investment ever made to identify effective, replicable strategies for enhancing the quality of health care for children enrolled in Medicaid or CHIP. The program aims to help participants apply lessons from the Demonstration to save time and resources and increase the potential for successful outcomes for children.
Who is eligible?
This knowledge transfer opportunity is for States that did not participate in the Quality Demonstration Grant Program that are either: (1) planning or conducting work to improve children’s health care and could benefit from more technical support and peer-to-peer learning, or (2) have a quality initiative that is primarily adult-focused that they wish to expand to include children. State Medicaid and CHIP agencies are encouraged to apply and can include as partners other State agencies, county or other government agencies, non-profit organizations that carry out government programs for children enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP, and provider groups. Applicants from four different States will be chosen to participate.
What assistance will participants receive?
The knowledge transfer program will provide customized technical assistance. A team of subject matter experts, including evaluators of the Demonstration and other consultants, will help participating States apply findings from the Demonstration. The team also will create opportunities for peer-to-peer learning with the Demonstration States. For example, participants could get assistance with:
- Identifying and implementing payment strategies.
- Identifying and implementing clinical models.
- Identifying, stratifying, and/or targeting discrete population(s).
- Improving coordination across providers and systems.
- Enhancing use of data and data analytics.
- Quality measurement and reporting, quality improvement, and performance improvement.
Is assistance available on any topic?
No. Assistance is only available in the five categories shown in the table. Applicants may request assistance in more than one category if there is a strong rationale. Under each category is a list of topic areas pursued by States in the Demonstration Grant Program. Applicants may propose topic areas that are not listed, but any proposed topic areas should align in some way with activities pursued by at least one State in the Demonstration Grant Program. Further details on State activities and findings from the national evaluation can be found at http://www.ahrq.gov/policymakers/chipra/demoeval/index.html.
How long will the assistance be available?
This 12-month knowledge transfer program will run from April 2016 to March 2017.
Does it cost anything to participate?
No, the program is available free of charge. You will, however, be expected to commit time and resources for your quality improvement project to make the most of the technical assistance provided.
How do I apply?
To be considered, applicants must complete an Expression of Interest Form (Word file, 52 KB). If the applicant is not the State Medicaid or CHIP agency, the applicant must obtain a written letter of support from the State Medicaid director or CHIP director. Please send completed forms and the letter of support to CHIPRADemoEval@ahrq.hhs.gov no later than February 25, 2016. States will be notified of the decision by the end of March.
Who can answer questions I have?
If you have questions about this knowledge transfer opportunity, please e-mail CHIPRADemoEval@ahrq.hhs.gov or contact Dr. Joseph Zickafoose, project director, at email@example.com or 734-794-1123.
|Category||Potential topic areas|
|Reporting and using the Child Core Set of quality measures with providers, consumers, and other stakeholders||
|Transforming service delivery to promote quality of health care for children||
|Improving service systems for youth with serious emotional disorders and their families||
|Applying health information technologies (IT) for QI||
|Building partnerships to improve quality of children’s health care||