Medicare and Medicaid

AHRQ's fact sheets about Medicare and Medicaid

The Role of AHCPR Research

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.

Medicare Uses of AHRQ Research

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.

Medicaid Uses of AHRQ Research

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.

Quality Improvement and Performance Measurement in Medicaid Care Management

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.