Measuring and improving the quality of care for children and adults in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is a high priority for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and its Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS).
Mathematica Assists with CMS's Medicaid & CHIP Scorecard
Mathematica’s health experts assisted the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in creating the newly released Medicaid & Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Scorecard.
Mathematica supported the Agency’s initiative by providing subject matter, technical, and data visualization expertise to help CMS consider different ways of assessing federal and state accountability for Medicaid and CHIP, which together serve more than 75 million people.
The Medicaid & CHIP Scorecard initiative aims to increase public transparency about how these important programs operate and what outcomes they have. The Scorecard reports both state and federal measures in the areas of (1) state health system performance, (2) state administrative accountability, and (3) federal administrative accountability.
Several Mathematica projects with CMS contributed to the creation of the Scorecard, including projects to develop an infrastructure for robust analytics to support data-driven decisions on Medicaid and CHIP policy and programs, deliver technical assistance on the Medicaid & CHIP Core Set measures, and enhance monitoring and evaluation of state Medicaid demonstrations.
Learn more about Mathematica’s work on Medicaid and CHIP.
Technical Assistance and Analytic Support for the Medicaid and CHIP Core Set Measures
New Approaches for Medicaid: The 1115 Demonstration Evaluation
Mathematica's evaluation of Medicaid Section 1115 waiver demonstrations, approximately 40 in number, seeks to assess the implementation and outcomes of four different types of innovations and help CMCS shift toward data-driven decision making for future waiver approvals.