Wednesday, June 28, 2017

MACPAC Releases Report on Quality Measurement for HCBS and Behavioral Health in Medicaid

Lindsay Schwartz

The Medicaid and CHIP Payment Access Commission (MACPAC) has released a report focused on quality measures for Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) and Behavioral Health in Medicaid. The report was a comprehensive environmental scan and synthesis of quality measure activities states are participating in. Most quality measurement activity in HCBS was based on CMS reporting requirements with the 1915 (c) waivers and these measures were typically process-oriented. Additional HCBS measures focused on rebalancing long term services and supports. The report suggested measurement gaps could be addressed by aligning measure lists across federal initiatives and prioritizing development of new measures where there are gaps.

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