HHS releases final quality measures for adult Medicaid beneficiaries
By Paul Wilson
ProWEB Wire (Industry News)
The Department of Health and Human Services this week released its final set of 26 quality measures for Medicaid-eligible adults mandated by the Affordable Care Act.
The list, which was published in the Federal Register, can be used by providers and insurers to track quality and health care delivery among adult Medicaid beneficiaries.
An initial list of 51 mandates was proposed in 2010, but was whittled down after a comment period.
The final rule includes six main categories: Prevention and promotion; management of acute conditions; management of chronic conditions; family experiences of care; care coordination; and availability of care.