Medicaid Value Management Data

The Iowa Medicaid Value Management program utilizes quality measures developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to evaluate the alignment of care received by Iowas adult Medicaid members with best practice standards. First quarter, SFY 13, data is now available. Points of interest include interventions taken by the IME, the Iowa Department of Public Health and March of Dimes appear to be having positive impacts on low birth weight babies in the Medicaid population. Read more at Medicaid Value Management: Realizing the fiscal value of quality care.
 
The Iowa Medicaid Value Management program analyzed demographic and claim data for members who are dually eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid benefits. The report completed in the third quarter, SFY 12, is now available. Points of interest include analysis of changing demographics for this population, hospital readmission rates compared to the general Medicaid population, quality measure outcomes and initiatives in management of this population as a partner with CMS. Read more at Medicaid Value Management: Realizing the fiscal value of quality care.