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.
Performance Improvement 2009. Have Advanced Imaging Service Payments Increased Under Medicare's Physician Fee Schedule?
This study documented the nature and extent of growth in advanced imaging-computed tomography, magnetic resonance, and positron emission tomography between 1995 and 2005. Advanced imaging used to be the exclusive domain of hospitals; however, in the last 10 to 15 years, use of these services under the Medicare program has proliferated in ambula
Performance Improvement 2008. How Do States Apply Medicaid Standards to Durable Medical Equipment Providers?
This study identified standards used by States to enroll durable medical equipment (DME) providers in the Medicaid program. The study determined the extent to which providers met the standards, and the extent to which States reenrolled Medicaid DME providers. Each State sets its own standards for the enrollment of Medicaid DME providers. States ma
Performance Improvement 2001. Infant Immunization with Acellular Pertussis Vaccines in the US: Assessment of the First Two Years' Data from the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS)
The objective of this study was to evaluate the safety of infant immunization with acellular pertussis vaccines in the U.S. The study consisted of reports of infant immunization against pertussis between January 1, 1995 (when whole-cell vaccine was in exclusive use) and June 30, 1998 (when acellular vaccine was in predominant use). The ann
ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENTS The Low Wage Labor Market: Challenges and Opportunities for Economic Self-Sufficiency Highlights
PROGRAM EFFECTIVENESS Reforming Welfare and Rewarding Work: Final Report on the Minnesota FamilyInvestment Program (MFIP). Summary Volume I: Impact on Adults Volume II: Impact on Children Highlights: This final report on an experimental program in Minnesota that combined financial incentives to work with participati
PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAMS ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE The National Health Service Corps The evaluation of the effectiveness of the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) focused on mechanisms for training and recruiting providers, placement in underserved areas, and retainment in primary care and related professions. The findings showe
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
TITLE: Evaluation of Customer Service Projects ABSTRACT: This project involves a series of evaluations focusing on customer service projects. Current examples of such projects are the Western Consortium Trailblazers and Correspondence Tracking. There were four types of evaluations: (1) Formative, (2) Process, (3) Outcome and (4) Imp
AMBULATORY PATIENT GROUPS TITLE : Toward a Prospective Payment System for Outpatient Services: Implementation for Outpatient Services: Implementation of APGs by State Medicaid Agencies and Private Payers
Contents State Assisted Living Policy: 1996 Evaluation of the Minority Male Consortium for Violence Prevention Determinants of AFDC Caseload Growth: Final Report Informal and Formal Kinship Care Approaches to Evaluating Welfare Reform: Lessons from Five State Demonstrations Efforts by Child Welfare A
Contents Limited-Service Hospital Pioneers: Challenges and Successes of the Essential Access Community Hospital/Rural Primary Care Hospital (EACH-RPCH) Program and Medical Assistance Facility (MAF) Demonstration Comparative Study of the Use of EPSDT and Other Preventive and Curative Health Care Services by Children Enroll
Contents Publications of the Patient Outcomes Research Teams (PORTS), May 1996 and Medical Treatment Effectiveness Projects 1989 through 1995 Final Report on Changes Needed in CONQUEST's Software Based Programs Final Report on Changes Needed in CONQUEST 1.0's Structure and Classification Scheme Assessment of the
Performance Improvement 1998 is the third 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) 1997. In that year, HHS agencies produced 155 evaluation reports and supported more than 335 evaluation
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
MISSION: Improve the health of the Nation by assuring quality health care to underserved, vulnerable, and special-need populations and by promoting appropriate health professions workforce capacity and practice, particularly in primary care and public health. Evaluation Program