Current PQMP Grantees

In October 2016, the Pediatric Quality Measures Program (PQMP) embarked on a new phase of work seeking to improve and refine quality measures that were developed across diverse areas during the initial phase of the PQMP.

In accordance with Title III, Sec. 304(b) of the Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA, Public Law 114-10) (PDF, 314 KB), the continued PQMP efforts will build knowledge and evidence to support performance monitoring and quality improvement (QI) for children in Medicaid/CHIP by:

  • Increasing the number of new measures being implemented and reported at multiple levels (State, health plan, and provider) in key gap areas;
  • Informing efforts to streamline data collection and reporting processes; and
  • Supporting States to drive improvement in health care quality using the Child Core Measures and the PQMP-COE measures.

In order to achieve the objectives outlined above, AHRQ and CMS awarded four-year cooperative research grants to the following six PQMP grantees:

Principal Investigator (P.I.) Grantee Institution/Project Title
Michael D. Cabana University of California, San Francisco/IMPLEmenting MEasures NeTwork (IMPLEMENT) for Child Health Network
Gary L. Freed University of Michigan/Quality Measurement, Evaluation, Testing, Review, and Implementation Consortium (Q-METRIC)
Rita Mangione-Smith Seattle Children's Hospital/Pediatric Hospital Care Improvement Project (P-HIP)
Sarah H. Scholle National Committee for Quality Assurance/National Collaborative for Innovation in Quality Measurement: Implementing and Improving (NCINQ II)
Mark A. Schuster Children's Hospital Boston/Center of Excellence for Pediatric Quality Measurement (CEPQM)
Elizabeth A. Shenkman University of Florida/Child Health Quality (CHeQ) Partnership
Page last reviewed June 2018
Page originally created May 2017
Internet Citation: Current PQMP Grantees. Content last reviewed June 2018. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. https://www.ahrq.gov/pqmp/grants/current-grantees.html
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