Health Care Delivery
This report describes the effect of a redesigned, electronic version of the 'Home Health Certification and Plan of Care' on the completeness of patient referral information and provision of evidence-based home health care and also describes the development and pilot testing of a Web-based system ('e-transitions') that provides electronic access to this information.
AHRQ is releasing this environmental scan of existing and potential measures as a first step in fulfilling the directive to develop home and community-based services (HCBS) quality measures for the Medicaid program.
The first task of the Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Measure Scan Project is to identify existing measures that either directly assess State Medicaid HCBS programs in specified key focus areas or that could be adapted for this purpose. This report presents the proposed methodology for accomplishing this task.
The Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 directs the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to develop quality measures for home and community-based services (HCBS) offered under State Medicaid programs. As the first step to implement this legislative mandate, AHRQ is conducting a state-of-the-art environmental scan and assessment of measures and instruments that could be used, or adapted for use, in this HCBS measures development effort.
Report on developing outcome indicators to assess the 'health and welfare' of recipients of Medicaid home- and community-based services (HCBS).
This User's Guide is intended to help policymakers understand evidence, methodology, and issues related to evaluating the costs, quality and impact of care management programs.