Health Care Delivery
This fact sheet describes AHCPR's role in Federal and State policymakers' efforts to control costs and improve the quality of care in the Medicaid program.
The 1989 law that established what was renamed the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) specifically directed that AHRQ include elderly persons in its research programs and consider the needs and priorities of the Medicare program when carrying out its activities. This fact sheet details AHRQ-funded projects that have direct relevance to the needs and priorities of the Medicare program.
Controlling costs and improving the quality of Medicaid serves continue to be growing challenges for public policymakers. Research of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality provides information and tools to assist policymakers in addressing these challenges.
Despite growing interest, many States do not have the technical capabilities or financial resources available to design, implement, and monitor care management programs. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is now collaborating with States to improve the health of people with chronic illness through successful care management programs.