AHRQ, CMS Award $13 Million to Test, Implement New Children’s Quality Measures

AHRQ and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced awards totaling $13.4 million in funding over 4 years to six Pediatric Quality Measures Program grantees focused on implementing new measures developed by the Pediatric Quality Measures Program Centers of Excellence.

The grantees will focus on assessing the feasibility and usability of the new measures within the Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Programs patient populations at the State, health plan, and provider levels to support performance monitoring and quality improvement. "The ultimate goal for this research is to improve children’s health through better health care, at lower costs, and at both the Federal and State level," said AHRQ Director Andy Bindman, M.D. Quality measures are used to evaluate or quantify specific health care processes, outcomes, patient perceptions, or other factors related to health care delivery.

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Page last reviewed October 2016
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