Scorecards will initially focus heavily on metrics that states already voluntarily report
CMS Administrator Seema Verma, here at her February 2017 confirmation hearing, says existing data collection and reporting efforts for states “have been inconsistent at best.” (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Federal health officials on Monday unveiled a new system to measure how effectively states are running their Children’s Health Insurance Program and Medicaid systems.
The scorecards will initially focus heavily on metrics that states already voluntarily report to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, such as well-child visits and chronic health conditions, CMS Administrator Seema Verma said during a press briefing. While many measures already existed, this marks the first time they are all being compiled together, Verma said.