CHIPRA Pediatric Quality Measures Program

This is the dedicated home for information on the development and enhancement of children's health care quality measures as directed under CHIPRA. It is a resource for policymakers, advocates, consumers, and purchasers of children's health care; providers; researchers; and all others interested in the process of identifying valid, reliable, and feasible quality measures for children's health care.

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Background 
Centers of Excellence 
Contact Us

Background

Established under CHIPRA Section 401(b), the Pediatric Quality Measures Program (PQMP) is intended to:

  1. Improve and strengthen the initial core set of children's health care quality measures.
  2. Expand on existing pediatric quality measures used by public and private health care purchasers and advance the development of such new and emerging quality measures.
  3. Increase the portfolio of evidence-based, consensus pediatric quality measures available to public and private purchasers of children's health care services, providers, and consumers.

The PQMP comprises:

COEs submit measures to AHRQ using the CPCF. Select http://www.ahrq.gov/policymakers/chipra/pubs/pqmpfact.html for more information about the PQMP.

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Centers of Excellence

AHRQ has made seven awards to Centers of Excellence (CoE) across the United States. Each CoE has a broad coalition of consumer stakeholders, health services researchers, and State agency partners to inform its work. Each CoE will develop or enhance five to six pediatric quality measures and test the performance of those measures against specific criteria identified in the CHIPRA legislation. 

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Contact Us

If you have questions or comments about the PQMP, please send an Email to chipra@ahrq.hhs.gov.

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Current as of July 2014
Internet Citation: CHIPRA Pediatric Quality Measures Program. July 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/policymakers/chipra/pqmpback.html