Measuring Prevention More Broadly: An Empirical Assessment of CHIPRA Core Measures

Using claims data from the Alabama Children’s Health Insurance Program, calculated each of four quality measures under two alternative definitions: (1) the formal claims-based guidelines outlined in the CMS Technical Specifications, and (2) a broader definition of appropriate claims for identifying preventive service use. Concludes: Differences in CHIP design and structure, across states and over time, may limit the usefulness of select claims-based core measures for detecting disparities accurately (Medicare and Medicaid Research Review).

Menachemi 2013 (Link) | PubMed 24800161 | Author Search

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