“Despite providing health coverage to more than 75 million Americans at a taxpayer cost of more than $558 billion a year, we have lacked transparency in the performance and outcomes of this critical program.” said CMS Administrator Seema Verma. “The Scorecard will be used to track and display progress being made throughout and across the Medicaid and CHIP programs, so others can learn from the successes of high performing states. By using meaningful data and fostering transparency, we will see the development of best practices that lead to positive health outcomes for our most vulnerable populations.”
(CMS.gov., CMS Unveils Scorecard to Deliver New Level of Transparency within Medicaid and CHIP Program, June 4, 2018, https://www.cms.gov/Newsroom/MediaReleaseDatabase/Press-releases/2018-Press-releases-items/2018-06-04.html)
This is the first time that CMS has published state Medicaid and CHIP quality metrics along with federally reported measures in a Scorecard format. Access the scorecard here.