This report, Performance Improvement 2011-2012, the 17th in this series, summarizes the key findings from studies completed during the two fiscal-year period ending September 30, 2011.
Studies by Agency Elements of evaluation: Effective programs achieve results. Results derive from good management which requires good decisions. Good decision-making depends on good information. Good information requires good data and careful analysis. Creative project officers, skillful researchers, thoughtful an
Acronyms and Glossary 1915(c) waivers refers to section 1915(c) of the Medicaid program allowing the Secretary of HHS to waive certain program requirements in the law. Waivers permit States greater flexibility to target program eligibility and provide home and community based services for the disabled and/or elderly population
This study analyzed Medicare Part A claims for hospice care. Respite care is short-term inpatient care that provides respite for the individual’s family or other persons caring for the individual at home.
Performance Improvement 2009. How Do Medicare Hospice Patients in Nursing Facilities and Other Settings Compare?
This study was analyzed data from Medicare Part A hospice claims, the Minimum Data Set, and the Online Survey Certification and Reporting System. The Medicare hospice benefit allows a beneficiary with a terminal illness to forgo curative treatment for the illness and instead receive palliative care, which is the relief of pain and other uncomfort
Performance Improvement 2008. Appendix D - glossary of evaluation terms, terms-of-art used by some offices or agencies, and acronyms for the organizational units of HHS.
The glossary, new with this 2008 issue of the report, provides some assistance to readers who may be unfamiliar with the terms and acronyms found in the report. 1915(c) waivers – refers to section 1915(c) of the Medicaid program allowing the Secretary of HHS to waive certain program requirements in the law. Waivers permit States greater flexib
Performance Improvement 2008. Appendix C - table of the studies in this report, organized by agency and office, indicating the Objective where the study may be found.
Elements of evaluation: Effective programs achieve results. Results derive from good management which requires good decisions. Good decision-making depends on good information. Good information requires good data and careful analysis. Creative project officers, skillful researchers, thoughtful and receptive leaders contribute to value-added e
Performance Improvement 2008. How Often Do States Survey and Certify Medicare Hospices; What Rate of Health Deficiencies Are Seen?
For Medicare hospices certified by State agencies, this study assessed whether the State-performed certification surveys were timely, what the surveys were, and the extent of the oversight by CMS of the Medicare hospice program. The study findings were based primarily on analysis of data from the CMS Online Survey Certification and Reporting syste
Performance Improvement 2008. Goal 1 - Improve the Safety, Quality, Affordability and Accessibility of Health CARE Including Behavioral Health CARE and Long Term CARE
IMPROVE THE SAFETY, QUALITY, AFFORDABILITY AND ACCESSIBILITY OF HEALTH CARE INCLUDING BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CARE AND LONG TERM CARE This Strategic Goal targets the need for people to be able to obtain and maintain affordable health care coverage, receive efficient high-quality health care services, and access appropriate information for informed
Mission We assure health security for beneficiaries. Evaluation Program
Performance Improvement 2002: Evaluation Activities of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is the eighth annual report to Congress summarizing previous fiscal year evaluation efforts. The purpose of this report is to provide Congress with outcome-oriented evaluation findings for the Department's programs, policies, and strategies. It
MISSION: To provide analytical support and advice to the Secretary on policy development and assist the Secretary with the development and coordination of department wide program planning and evaluation activities. Evaluation Program
Performance Improvement 2001: Evaluation Activities of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is the seventh annual report to Congress summarizing previous fiscal year evaluation efforts. The purpose of this report is to provide Congress with evaluative information on the Department's programs, policies, and strategies. It contains brief
Performance Improvement 1997. Appendix A. Abstracts of HHS Evaluations Completed in Fiscal Year 1996
The abstracts included in this appendix describe the evaluation reports completed by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) during fiscal year (FY) 1996. They are listed in alphabetical order by agency. The sponsoring agency, report title, abstract, and Federal contact person(s) are listed for each report. For more information on any o
Performance Improvement 1997 is the second annual report of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on its evaluation activities. As a report to Congress, it summarizes the findings of HHS evaluations completed in fiscal year (FY) 1996. In that year, HHS agencies produced 87 evaluation reports and supported more than 250 evaluation
Designing Subsidized Health Coverage Programs to Attract Enrollment: A Review of the Literature and a Synthesis of Stakeholder Views
Final Report Lynn Quincy Patricia Collins Kristin Andrews Christal Stone Submitted to: ASPE/HHS 200 Independence Ave., S.W. Washington, DC 20201 Project Officer: Donald Cox
Evaluation of HHS Delivery System Reform Efforts and Affordable Care Act Provisions: Consolidated Evaluation Design Recommendations
By: Robert Mechanic, MBA, Jennifer Perloff Phd, Darren Zinner Phd, Moaven Razavi Phd, Michael J. Keane Dr. P.H Abstract The purpose of this project is to provide a thought piece about what type of coordinated framework might be developed for evaluating the evidence HHS will receive from the multiple delivery system reform initiatives planne
Predictors of Job Satisfaction and Intent to Leave among Home Health Workers: An Analysis of the National Home Health Aide Survey
Jess Wilhelm, MA Social & Scientific Systems, Inc. Natasha Bryant, MA LeadingAge Janet P. Sutton, PhD Social & Scientific Systems, Inc. Robyn Stone, ScD LeadingAge
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Information Exchange in Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Case Study Findings: Final Report Executive Summary
A Descriptive Analysis of the U.S. Department of Labor's Long-Term Care Registered Apprenticeship Programs
This report provides an overview of Long-Term Care Registered Apprenticeship Programs (LTC RAPs) based on existing administrative data from U.S. Department of Labor. The purpose of this initial review is to support the design of a potential future evaluation of the effects of LTC RAPs on apprentices and the program sponsors that administer or oper