Assessing Managed Care for Children with Chronic Conditions

Karen Kuhlthau, Deborah Klein Walker, James M. Perrin, Laurie Bauman, Steven L. Gortmaker, Paul W. Newacheck, Ruth E.K. Stein

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This paper reviews opportunities to monitor managed care for children and adolescents with chronic conditions and considers how well the Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set, version 3.0 (HEDIS 3.0), assesses care for these children. We propose four steps to strengthen the applicability of HEDIS to children with chronic conditions: (1) develop methods of identifying and monitoring groups of children with chronic conditions; (2) report HEDIS indicators for these children separately from those for other children; (3) develop and implement consumer and provider surveys that elicit information specific to these populations; and (4) develop specific structure, process, and outcomes indicators for children with chronic conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)42-52
Number of pages11
JournalHealth Affairs
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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