Strategies for Using Vital Records to Measure Quality of Care in Medicaid and CHIP Programs

Medicaid/CHIP Health Care Quality Measures Technical Assistance Brief #4
Publisher: Cambridge, MA: Mathematica
Jan 01, 2014
Authors
Keith Kranker, So O’Neil, Vanessa Oddo, Miriam Drapkin, and Margo Rosenbach

This technical assistance brief discusses strategies for accessing vital records for quality measurement and improvement efforts related to maternal and infant health care in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The brief also gives guidance and describes resources available to states for linking vital records and Medicaid/CHIP data to increase states’ capacity to report two measures in the Core Set of children's health care quality measures: low birth weight rate and Cesarean section rate.