Performance Improvement 1999. Quality of Care

02/01/1999

TITLE: Development of a Global Quality Assessment Tool for Managed Care Health Plans

ABSTRACT: This project will develop and test a clinically based method for assessing the quality of care delivered for a broad range of services in managed care health plans. It will focus on the quality of care delivered to children and women under 45 years of age.

AGENCY SPONSOR: Office of Strategic Planning

FEDERAL CONTACT: Mary E. Benedict

PHONE NUMBER: 410-786-7724

PIC ID: 7194

PERFORMER ORGANIZATION: Rand Corporation Santa Monica, CA

PROJECTED DATE OF COMPLETION: 9/30/99
 

TITLE: Evaluation of the Nursing Home Case-Mix and Quality Demonstration

ABSTRACT: This project will help the HCFA determine the impact of specific ancillary services on the Resource Utilization Groups (RUG). It analyzes and potentially refines the extensive care and other categories to determine the impact on the prospective payment system for skilled nursing homes.

AGENCY SPONSOR: Center for Health Plans and Providers

FEDERAL CONTACT: Don Sherwood

PHONE NUMBER: 410-786-6651

PIC ID: 6307

PERFORMER ORGANIZATION: Abt Associates, Inc. Cambridge, MA

PROJECTED DATE OF COMPLETION: 3/29/00
 

TITLE: Measurement, Indicators, and Improvement of the Quality of Life in Nursing Homes

ABSTRACT: This task order will design an evaluation to examine quality of life (QOL) issues for nursing home residents. It will focus on three topics: (1) measuring and developing indicators of QOL, (2) developing quality improvement programs for nursing home QOL, and (3) evaluating environmental design influences on QOL.

AGENCY SPONSOR: Office of Clinical Standards and Quality

FEDERAL CONTACT: Mary Pratt

PHONE NUMBER: 410-786-6867

PIC ID: 7176

PERFORMER ORGANIZATION: University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN

PROJECTED DATE OF COMPLETION: 11/30/00
 

TITLE: Project Demonstrating and Evaluating Alternative Methods to Assure and Enhance the Quality of Long-Term Care Services for Persons with Developmental Disabilities Through Performance Based Contracts with Service Providers

ABSTRACT: This task order will develop and validate a comprehensive set of performance measures and indicators of quality for institutional post-acute and long-term care settings. The post-acute settings involved are: SNF short-stay units, inpatient rehabilitation facilities (which include hospital-based rehabilitation units) and long-term care hospitals.

AGENCY SPONSOR: Center for Medicaid and State Operations

FEDERAL CONTACT: Phyllis Nagy

PHONE NUMBER: 410-786-6646

PIC ID: 6310

PERFORMER ORGANIZATION: Abt Associates, Inc. Cambridge, MA

PROJECTED DATE OF COMPLETION: 9/29/02
 

TITLE: Evaluating the Use of Quality Indicators in the Long Term Care Survey Process

ABSTRACT: The Health Care Financing Administration's (HCFA's) goal is to move towards a regulatory monitoring system that allows for an appropriate use of indicators to evaluate the quality and appropriateness of care provided to residents, and to determine a facility's compliance with the long-term care requirements. This study will develop and test (with volunteering State survey agencies) various options for using a variety of quality indicators to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the HCFA's facility performance monitoring.

AGENCY SPONSOR: Office of Clinical Standards and Quality

FEDERAL CONTACT: Sue Nonemaker

PHONE NUMBER: 410-786-6825

PIC ID: 7177

PERFORMER ORGANIZATION: Research Triangle Institute Research Triangle Park, NC

PROJECTED DATE OF COMPLETION: 9/29/03