Spotlight on Massachusetts

Spotlight on Massachusetts

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

Rebecca Peters

Adam Weiss

Emily Hayes

Key Findings

Massachusetts's Goals: Improve quality care for children by—

  • Helping practices implement the patient-centered medical home model.
  • Reporting on child-focused quality measures.
  • Developing a coalition to lead quality improvement efforts in the State.

This brief highlights the major strategies, lessons learned, and outcomes from Massachusetts's experience in 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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