Health Data Management: CMS updates Medicaid and CHIP Scorecard with new data

“The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has released new data in its Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program Scorecard to reflect information reported by states on beneficiary outcomes.”

“The Medicaid and CHIP Scorecard includes measures voluntarily reported by states and federally reported measures in three areas—state health system performance, state administrative accountability and federal administrative accountability.”

“Released for the first time last year, the scorecard is an attempt by the Trump administration at data transparency to ensure the Medicaid and CHIP programs—which provide health coverage to more than 72 million Americans at a cost of $558 billion annually—are held accountable…”

“The updated scorecard has 53 new data points reported by states across the 12 measures within the state health system performance portion, including measures on postpartum care; well child visits; potentially avoidable hospitalizations for diabetes among adults; and follow-up after hospitalization for mental health among adults.” Read the full article here.

Source: CMS updates Medicaid and CHIP Scorecard with new data – By Greg Slabodkin, July 19, 2019. Health Data Management.

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