Better Payment Policies for Quality of Care: Fostering the Business Case for Quality (BCQ) Phase III – Medicaid Managed Care Initiatives

The objective of this project is to determine if quality pays in Medicaid managed care and to identify the financial misalignment that may deter investments in quality. The UNC evaluation team will analyze claims and financial data from three Medicaid Managed Care sites. Using financial models developed by UNC in BCQ-Phase I, it will be determined whether a return on investment from the site’s quality improvements in pediatric asthma can be measured.

Funding Source: Center for Healthcare Strategies

Principal Investigator: Dr. Sandra B. Greene

Total Project Period: 01/08 – 4/30/12