The University of Iowa Public Policy Center (PPC) provides outcome measures for the Iowa Medicaid Managed Care Program annually reporting rates to the Iowa Department of Human Services (IDHS). Eight measures have been reported consistently over the past 11 years as recommended by CMS. Reporting has traditionally occurred at the beginning of the fiscal year following the fiscal year that serves as a measurement year. With recent changes in health care, the advancing field of outcomes research, and funding to expand the measurement sets at the Federal level, changes have been enacted to report earlier in the year and include additional measures. This report serves as the final report consisting of only eight measures and reported at the end of the fiscal year.
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