Outcomes of Care for Iowa Medicaid Enrollees: State Fiscal Year 2010 - Final Report to the Iowa Department of Human Services

Momany, E.T.; Damiano, P.C.; Carter, K.D.


Since 2008, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have worked to define outcomes measures for children and adults in Medicare and Medicaid. The University of Iowa Public Policy Center has provided the Iowa Department of Human Services (IDHS) with outcome measures related to the Medicaid program for over 15 years. For the past seven years, the PPC has provided a consistent set of measures: (1) Well-child visits in the first 15 months of life (2) Well-child visits in the third, fourth, fifth and sixth years of life (3) Children and adolescents’ accessto primary care practitioners (4) Use of appropriate medications for people with asthma (5) Adults’ access to preventive/ambulatory health services (6) Prenatal and postpartum care (7) Comprehensive diabetes care: Hemoglobin A1c testing (8) Annual Dental Visit.