CMS Updates Medicaid and CHIP Scorecard

On July 18, 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) updated the data within the Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Scorecard. The Scorecard, released for the first time last year, is a component of the Trump Administration’s effort to modernize and strengthen the Medicaid and CHIP programs. It includes measures reported voluntarily by states, as well as federally reported measures relating to state health system performance, state administrative accountability and federal administrative accountability.

Highlights include:

  • 53 new data points were reported by states across the state health system performance portion, including new data on postpartum care, well child visits, preventable hospitalizations for diabetes patients, and follow-up care for young adults with mental illnesses.
  • For eight of the measures within the state health system performance portion three to seven additional states reported data.
  • Five additional states reported performance data on the use of concurrent antipsychotics among children and adolescents.

CMS is working to enhance the functionality of the Scorecard, with an update to be posted in the fall of 2019.


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