The Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA) called for identification, refinement, and development of child health care quality measures for voluntary use in Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Programs. The Pediatric Quality Measures—Centers for Excellence is charged with developing new ones and refining the existing ones over the next several years.
These researchers describe two independent national initiatives for quality measure selection and the relation to child mental health care:
The researchers found the scientific evidence supporting the child mental health measure of variable strength. Three quality measures are being refined further: attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, depression, and identifying eligible populations for mental health quality measurement.