Measuring and Reporting Quality of Health Care for Children: CHIPRA and Beyond

Gerry Fairbrother, Lisa A. Simpson
2011 Academic pediatrics  
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The coming years could be a watershed period for children and health care as the nation implements the most significant federal health care legislation in 50 years: the Accountable Care Act (ACA). A year earlier, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) set up a framework and road map for the eventual universal adoption of health information technology in its Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) provisions, and the Children's
more » ... nd the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) legislation articulated a new and compelling vision for quality measurement in child health services. Each of these landmark advances in federal health policy contains relevant provisions for the measurement and improvement of the performance of the health system. Less clear is the extent to which the child specific framework articulated in CHIPRA will be preserved and built upon. Here, we set forth recommendations for ensuring that measurement and reporting efforts under CHIPRA, ARRA, and ACA are aligned for children.
doi:10.1016/j.acap.2010.10.003 pmid:21570020 fatcat:qqty4x3b65hkdhyv3s4dz5nubi