Fraser and Sniegoski Slide 8

AHRQ and the Science of Public Reporting

Text version of slide presentation from a National Advisory Council meeting.

AHRQ Role in Measures Reporting: An Example from the Healthcare Cost & Utilization Project (HCUP) and the Quality Indicators

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Statewide Organizations (government or private):

  • Set rules on data collection and use.
  • Collect all-payer data from hospitals.
  • Process data.
  • Create claims databases.
  • Manage use of data.


  • Standardizes data across States.
  • Develops national and regional statistics, benchmarks.
  • Funds data improvements.
  • Develops, validates, maintains, improves measures.
  • Seeks NQF [National Quality Forum] endorsement.
  • Creates software tools.
  • Creates downloadable Web site-builder.

States, Communities, CMS [Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services], others:

  • Decide whether to do public reporting.
  • Establish structure and governance structure.
  • Select measures to report.
  • Display data.

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