ERIC Number: ED435497
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Health Plan Performance Measurement: What It Is, How It Impacts CHIP and Medicaid, and Why Child Advocates Should Care. National Association of Child Advocates. Issue Brief.
The development of standardized performance measurements, the widespread use of such measures in Medicaid, and the planned uses of such measures in the Child Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provide significant opportunities for child advocates to improve child health services. This issue brief describes the growth of managed care organizations, presents characteristics of performance measurement, and explores the conceptual framework underlying performance measurement in managed care. The brief describes the major approach to performance measurement currently in use. Also described is the widespread and growing use of performance measurement tools by state governments to assess quality in Medicaid and CHIP plans. Finally, the brief discusses how child advocates can use performance measurement information to help improve CHIP and Medicaid services for children. (KB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: National Association of Child Advocates, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Childrens Health Insurance Program