CHIPRA Quality Demonstration Grant


[ENDED IN 2015] In February 2010, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded 10 grants, funding 18 States, to improve health care quality and delivery systems for children enrolled in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Funded by the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA), the Quality Demonstration Grant Program aims to identify effective, replicable strategies for enhancing quality of care for children. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is leading the national evaluation of this program.

As a group, the 18 demonstration States are implementing 51 projects in five general categories:

  • Using quality measures to improve child health care.
  • Applying health information technology for quality improvement.
  • Implementing provider-based delivery models.
  • Investigating a model format for pediatric electronic health records (EHRs).
  • Assessing the utility of other innovative approaches to enhance quality.

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Payment Model: 

Section 401(d) of CHIPRA will provide $100 million in grant funding over 5 years in grants to the 10 CHIPRA Quality Demonstration Program awardee. The grant allocation by state is as follows (these sums are disbursed over a 5 year time period): 

  • Colorado and New Mexico: $7,784,030
  • Florida and Illinois: $11,277,361 
  • Maine and Vermont: $11,277,362 
  • Maryland, Georgia, and Wyoming: $10,993,171 
  • Massachusetts: $8,777,542
  • North Carolina: $9,277,361
  • Oregon, Alaska, and West Virginia: $11,277,361
  • Pennsylvania: $9,777,361
  • South Carolina: $9,277,361
  • Utah and Idaho: $10,277,360
Other Outcomes: 

Final Report Prepared by Mathematica in November 2015:


Last updated August 2018
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