Spotlight on Maryland

Spotlight on Maryland

The National Evaluation of the CHIPRA Quality Demonstration Grant Program
Published: Jul 30, 2015
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

Adam Swinburn

Key Findings

Maryland's Goals: Improve the quality and reduce the cost of care for children with serious behavioral health challenges by—

  • Refining care management entities to improve coordination across child-serving agencies.
  • Enhancing the accessibility and quality of services and supports for youth and their families.

This brief highlights the major strategies, lessons learned, and outcomes from Maryland'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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