Next Steps

SNAC-recommended Initial Core Set, September 18, 2009

A final recommended set of quality measures for children enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP programs will be posted for general comment by January 1, 2010. To that end, the CHIPRA Federal Quality Workgroup discussed the SNAC-recommended core set of measures on September 23, 2009. In addition, comments on them were solicited at a CMS listening session for Medicaid and CHIP officials on September 29, 2009.

CMS-AHRQ-recommended initial core set to the Secretary, HHS, for her consideration, and then to the White House Office of Management and Budget for its review for general comment, by January 1, 2010.

Public comments on the process of identifying the initial core measure set for voluntary use by Medicaid and CHIP programs are continuously invited via the email address at


ABCD - Assuring Better Child Health and Development.
AC - Acute care.
AL - Alabama.
AMA - American Medical Association.
AS - Access.
CAHPS® - Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems.
CC - Chronic condition.
EPSDT - Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment.
FEC - Family Experiences of Care.
NCQA - National Committee for Quality Assurance.
PCPI - The Physician Consortium for Quality Improvement®
PHP - Prevention and Health Promotion.
S/ - State of.
SNAC - Subcommittee on Children's Healthcare Quality Measures for Medicaid and CHIP Programs.

Page last reviewed January 2010
Internet Citation: Next Steps: SNAC-recommended Initial Core Set, September 18, 2009. January 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.