The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today released its Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program Scorecard, intended to reflect each state’s progress in increasing the reporting of beneficiary health outcomes. It includes measures voluntarily reported by states and federally reported measures in three areas: state health system performance, state administrative accountability and federal administrative accountability. According to CMS, 53 new data points were reported by states across the 12 measures within the state health system performance portion, including measures on postpartum care; well child visits; potentially avoidable hospitalizations for diabetes among adults; and follow-up after hospitalization for mental health among adults. This is the second such scorecard with improvements planned later this year for the measure set and website, CMS said.

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