The National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease requires the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) and the Administration for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) within the Administration for Community Living (ACL) to establish a task force to create a plan of action to address the needs of specific
Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System . (October 2012). Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement Strategy . http://www.azahcccs.gov/reporting/Downloads/QualityStrategy.pdf . Accessed September 4, 2013.
This report explores how several states have designed their quality monitoring and improvement programs for managed long-term services and supports (MLTSS). The authors focus on the early adopters of MLTSS as well as those programs that are presented considered "established". The findings demonstrate how states take somewhat different approaches
Cook JA, Terrell S, JonikasJA. 2004. Promoting Self-Determination for Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities through Self-Directed Services: A Look at Federal, State and Public Systems as Sources of Cash-Outs and Other Fiscal Expansion Opportunities . Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
California's "Bridge to Reform" 1115 waiver authorized counties to create Low Income Health Programs (LIHPs) to prepare for the expansion of health coverage in 2014 under the Affordable Care Act. The waiver allowed each California county to decide whether to establish an LIHP, and most counties chose to do so. 26 California's counties were resp
Increasingly, states are working to develop more efficient and effective systems of care. The Affordable Care Act included many provisions to give these efforts a substantial push forward. This section examines several approaches that state Medicaid officials could consider as ways to meet the needs of people who are now experiencing chronic homel
Adams, C., & Brantner, V. (2006). Estimating The Cost Of New Drug Development: Is It Really $802 Million? Health Affairs, 25 (2).
Adams, C., & Brantner, V. (2010). Spending on new drug development. Health Economics , 19(2), 130- 141.
Angell, M. (2004). Introduction: Drugs are Different. In M. Angell, The Truth About the Drug Comp
A project evaluated curricular instruction available to train registered nurses in delivering culturally and linguistically appropriate services in order to increase access and quality of health care for diverse populations. Previously, curriculum were written, tested and implemented to provide a framework for developing the pathways and releva
This report, Performance Improvement 2010, the 16th annual report in this series, describes the findings from 113 studies completed during the fiscal year ending September 30, 2009. The study summaries and the publicly available database from which they are drawn are to be found at http://aspe.hhs.gov/pic/performance.
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
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
This evaluation identified what Partnerships for Quality grantees sought to do, to what extent they succeeded, whether the partnerships contributed to grantee success accelerating the translation of research and evidence-based guidelines into practice, and how the funding agency´s infrastructure and program components contributed to this success.
This biennial evaluation of the Medicare Coordinated Care Demonstration sought to determine whether 15 demonstration programs of care coordination for chronically ill fee-for-service beneficiaries improved health outcomes and reduced Medicare costs for targeted groups of beneficiaries. The evaluation addressed several questions: was the demonstrat
Researchers at six grantee sites (in California, Louisiana, Maryland, New York, and North Carolina), evaluated the impact of information technology (IT) interventions to improve delivery and quality of care for underserved people living with HIV. Each site had a different IT intervention and associated evaluation methodology to address one or mo
Based on the above discussion, it will be important to monitor the effects of health care reform and other changes in the delivery system on (1) hospitals’ financial performance and viability, (2) whether they maintain their mission to serve uninsured and other vulnerable populations, and (3) the quality of health care they provide.