PQMP Learning Collaborative
As PQMP grantees continue to expand knowledge and evidence across multiple key measurement gap areas, it becomes increasingly important to identify and understand both the successes and challenges that may impact a measure's feasibility and usability at multiple levels.
In late 2017, AHRQ—in partnership with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)—will launch the PQMP Learning Collaborative (PQMP-LC) as a central component of the PQMP strategy to support the dissemination, implementation, performance monitoring, and quality improvement (QI) for children in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
The PQMP-LC aims to bring together multi-disciplinary partnership teams to foster and accelerate the work of the PQMP grantees in the dissemination and implementation of key measures. This will include:
- creating opportunities to build and exchange knowledge on measure testing, implementation, and reporting processes;
- facilitating collaborations to disseminate information gained from the implementation of QI methods around key topic areas of interest;
- providing a forum to share successes and challenges in order to build capacity and sustainability for performance monitoring and QI approaches within the Medicaid/CHIP patient populations at the state, health plan, and provider levels; and
- ensuring that the work of the PQMP grantees remains policy-relevant.
This collaborative effort will be key to informing State Medicaid and CMS policies that focus on advancing health care equity for children enrolled in Medicaid/CHIP, as well as improving the quality of care that low-income children receive in the United States.