Tag Archives: AHRQ

Moving AHRQ Into The NIH: New Beginning Or Beginning Of The End?

The proposal to relocate AHRQ within the NIH is a threatening change, but under the right conditions a reorganization could represent a new beginning with an opportunity to refocus within a larger new home.

March 27, 2017

In Medicaid Expansion States, Uninsured Adults’ Share of Physician and ED Visits Has Declined

Findings published this week in an AHRQ statistical brief offer new insights into the changes that have occurred in the coverage mix of ambulatory care.

October 5, 2016

We’d Be In The Dark Without AHRQ

When we heard about threats to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) future, we set out to understand how the loss of AHRQ would affect the nation’s understanding of critical health policy issues. The results caused us great concern.

October 15, 2015

Maryland’s Maverick Health Care Overhaul: A Physician Perspective

Beginning last year, the state of Maryland embarked on an extraordinary new experiment -- one that could be a model for the nation. In partnership with CMS, Governor Martin O’Malley’s statewide hospital commission announced that it would address escalating health care costs by tackling the arms...

July 20, 2015

AHRQ And The Essential ‘Both/And’ Of Federal Investments In Medical Discoveries

Congressional appropriators face difficult decisions in a time of imposed national budget constraint. However, the move by the House Appropriations Committee to terminate the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is the wrong way to address these challenges.

June 29, 2015

The Core Quality Measures Collaborative: A Rationale And Framework For Public-Private Quality Measure Alignment

Current quality measurements provide a solid foundation upon which to build the kind of quality measurement that includes manageable reporting requirements for providers, alignment by reporting entities, and a focus on health outcomes that are more meaningful to consumers, providers and payers,...

June 23, 2015

Nature And Nurture: What’s Behind the Variation In Recent Medical Home Evaluations?

Recent evaluations of two regional medical home pilots (i.e., efforts to improve the capabilities and performance of primary care practices) within the Pennsylvania Chronic Care Initiative have produced differing results.

June 19, 2015

Health Affairs Web Firsts: Less Known Aspects Of The ACA

Two new studies, being released by Health Affairs as Web Firsts, examine some of the ACA’s features that have received less attention.

April 30, 2015