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CMS Updates Medicaid and CHIP Scorecard

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published its first update of the Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) scorecard. The agency plans to update the scorecard annually.

The scorecard includes measures voluntarily reported by states, as well as federally reported measures in three areas:

  • state health system performance;
  • state administrative accountability; and
  • federal administrative accountability.

This year’s update contains new quality measures, including diabetes care control, breast cancer screening, and follow-up after hospitalization for mental illness (children). New accountability measures provide information about demonstration waiver processing, managed care capitation rate review, and state integrity investigations, among others. New national context data include annual enrollment by payer, per-capita Medicaid expenditures, managed care enrollment by state, and information on state demonstration waivers.

The updated scorecard provides increased functionality, including the ability to sort measures by performance rate. CMS first published the scorecard in June 2018.

Contact Senior Director of Policy Erin O’Malley at eomalley@essentialhospitals.org or 202.585.0127 with questions.

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Rachel Schwartz is a policy associate at America's Essential Hospitals.

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