Spotlight on Maine

Spotlight on Maine

The National Evaluation of the CHIPRA Quality Demonstration Grant Program
Published: Jan 01, 2018
Publisher: Washington, DC: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Associated Project

National Evaluation of CHIPRA Quality Demonstration Grant

Time frame: 2010-2015

Prepared for:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Grace Anglin

Kelly Devers

Rachel Burton

Emily Lawton

Amanda Napoles

Key Findings

Maine's Goals: Improve the quality of care for children by—

  • Increasing State-level reporting and use of child-focused quality measures.
  • Helping practices implement quality improvement projects.
  • Developing a secure electronic method for primary care providers to access health information for children in foster care.

This brief highlights the major strategies, lessons learned, and outcomes from Maine's experience during the first 5 years of the quality demonstration funded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) through the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA). For this demonstration, CMS awarded 10 grants that supported efforts in 18 States to identify effective, replicable strategies for enhancing the quality of health care for children. With funding from CMS, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is leading the evaluation of the program.

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