Culturally Tailored Cessation Program for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Smokers Enhances Access and Patient Satisfaction
A statewide smoking cessation program tailored to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community enhances access to culturally tailored services, increases knowledge and understanding among tobacco cessation coaches, and generates high levels of satisfaction among participants.
Medical Home Features Small Panels, Long Visits, Outreach, and Caregiver Collaboration, Leading to Less Staff Burnout, Better Access and Quality, and Lower Utilization
A patient-centered medical home features smaller panel sizes and longer visits, pre- and postvisit outreach and care management, close communication and collaboration between physicians and other caregivers, upgrades to and better use of existing technology, and the elimination of productivity-based bonuses, leading to less staff burnout, fewer ambulatory sensitive admissions and emergency department visits, higher physician satisfaction, and improvements in access to and quality of care.
Periodic Home Visits, Specialist Visits, and Followup Enhances Access and Improves Outcomes for Low-Income Children With Asthma
A pediatric asthma management program led to a significant decline in the percentage of patients with moderate to severe asthma, improved quality of life, and sizable decreases in hospitalizations and costs.
County-Based Accountable Care Organization for Medicaid Enrollees Features Shared Risk, Electronic Data Sharing, and Various Improvement Initiatives, Leading to Lower Utilization and Costs
A county-based accountable care organization integrates medical, behavioral, and social services and assigns a care coordinator to newly enrolled Medicaid beneficiaries to promote use of appropriate services, leading to fewer readmissions and emergency department visits and lower costs.
Interactive Workshops Enhance Access to Health Education and Screenings, Improve Outcomes for Low-Income and Minority Women
Interactive educational workshops enhance access to health screenings for low-income and minority women, leading to improved health outcomes for those with diabetes.
Show Innovation Attempts
Show Policy Profiles
Improving Outcomes for Children in Child Welfare: A Medicaid Managed Care Toolkit
This toolkit, developed by the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS), can help guide efforts to improve care for children in the child welfare system.
National Committee for Quality Assurance's (NCQA's) Report Card for Managed Behavioral Healthcare Organizations
The National Committee for Quality Assurance's (NCQA's) Report Card for Managed Behavioral Healthcare Organizations (MBHO) is an interactive tool that makes quality information about MBHOs more accessible to employers, health plans, and consumers.
MONAHRQ is a free software product that enables organizations—such as State and local data organizations, chartered value exchanges, hospital systems, and health plans—to input their own hospital administrative data and generate a data-driven Web site.
TalkingQuality.gov: Talking to Consumers about Health Care Quality
The TalkingQuality site was designed for people and organizations trying to educate consumers about health care quality.
Evaluating the Impact of Value-Based Purchasing: A Guide for Purchasers
This guide was developed to be an evaluation tool for purchasers, particularly employers, in assessing their value-based purchasing (VBP) activities.