2016 US Code
Title 42 - The Public Health and Welfare
Chapter 7 - Social Security
Subchapter XI - General Provisions, Peer Review, and Administrative Simplification
Part A - General Provisions
Sec. 1320b-9b - Adult health quality measures

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Citation 42 U.S.C. § 1320b-9b (2016)
Section Name

§1320b–9b. Adult health quality measures

Section Text

(a) Development of core set of health care quality measures for adults eligible for benefits under Medicaid

The Secretary shall identify and publish a recommended core set of adult health quality measures for Medicaid eligible adults in the same manner as the Secretary identifies and publishes a core set of child health quality measures under section 1320b–9a of this title, including with respect to identifying and publishing existing adult health quality measures that are in use under public and privately sponsored health care coverage arrangements, or that are part of reporting systems that measure both the presence and duration of health insurance coverage over time, that may be applicable to Medicaid eligible adults.

(b) Deadlines

(1) Recommended measures

Not later than January 1, 2011, the Secretary shall identify and publish for comment a recommended core set of adult health quality measures for Medicaid eligible adults.

(2) Dissemination

Not later than January 1, 2012, the Secretary shall publish an initial core set of adult health quality measures that are applicable to Medicaid eligible adults.

(3) Standardized reporting

Not later than January 1, 2013, the Secretary, in consultation with States, shall develop a standardized format for reporting information based on the initial core set of adult health quality measures and create procedures to encourage States to use such measures to voluntarily report information regarding the quality of health care for Medicaid eligible adults.

(4) Reports to Congress

Not later than January 1, 2014, and every 3 years thereafter, the Secretary shall include in the report to Congress required under section 1320b–9a(a)(6) of this title information similar to the information required under that section with respect to the measures established under this section.

(5) Establishment of Medicaid quality measurement program

(A) In general

Not later than 12 months after the release of the recommended core set of adult health quality measures under paragraph (1)) 1, the Secretary shall establish a Medicaid Quality Measurement Program in the same manner as the Secretary establishes the pediatric quality measures program under section 1320b–9a(b) of this title.

(B) Revising, strengthening, and improving initial core measures

Beginning not later than 24 months after the establishment of the Medicaid Quality Measurement Program, and annually thereafter, the Secretary shall publish recommended changes to the initial core set of adult health quality measures that shall reflect the results of the testing, validation, and consensus process for the development of adult health quality measures.

(c) Construction

Nothing in this section shall be construed as supporting the restriction of coverage, under subchapter XIX or XXI or otherwise, to only those services that are evidence-based, or in anyway limiting available services.

(d) Annual State reports regarding State-specific quality of care measures applied under Medicaid

(1) Annual State reports

Each State with a State plan or waiver approved under subchapter XIX shall annually report (separately or as part of the annual report required under section 1320b–9a(c) of this title), to the Secretary on the—

(A) State-specific adult health quality measures applied by the State under the such 2 plan, including measures described in subsection (a)(5); and

(B) State-specific information on the quality of health care furnished to Medicaid eligible adults under such plan, including information collected through external quality reviews of managed care organizations under section 1396u–2 of this title and benchmark plans under section 1396u–7 of this title.

(2) Publication

Not later than September 30, 2014, and annually thereafter, the Secretary shall collect, analyze, and make publicly available the information reported by States under paragraph (1).

(e) Appropriation

Out of any funds in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, there is appropriated for each of fiscal years 2010 through 2014, $60,000,000 for the purpose of carrying out this section. Funds appropriated under this subsection shall remain available until expended. Of the funds appropriated under this subsection, not less than $15,000,000 shall be used to carry out section 1320b–9a(b) of this title.

Source Credit

(Aug. 14, 1935, ch. 531, title XI, §1139B, as added Pub. L. 111–148, title II, §2701, Mar. 23, 2010, 124 Stat. 317; amended Pub. L. 113–93, title II, §210, Apr. 1, 2014, 128 Stat. 1047.)

Editorial Notes

AMENDMENTS

2014—Subsec. (b)(5)(A). Pub. L. 113–93, §210(b), struck out at end "The aggregate amount awarded by the Secretary for grants and contracts for the development, testing, and validation of emerging and innovative evidence-based measures under such program shall equal the aggregate amount awarded by the Secretary for grants under section 1320b–9a(b)(4)(A) of this title".

Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 113–93, §210(a), inserted at end "Of the funds appropriated under this subsection, not less than $15,000,000 shall be used to carry out section 1320b–9a(b) of this title."

Footnotes

1 So in original. The second closing parenthesis probably should not appear.

2 So in original.

Publication Title United States Code, 2012 Edition, Supplement 4, Title 42 - THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE
Category Bills and Statutes
Collection United States Code
SuDoc Class Number Y 1.2/5:
Contained Within Title 42 - THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE
CHAPTER 7 - SOCIAL SECURITY
SUBCHAPTER XI - GENERAL PROVISIONS, PEER REVIEW, AND ADMINISTRATIVE SIMPLIFICATION
Part A - General Provisions
Sec. 1320b-9b - Adult health quality measures
Contains section 1320b-9b
Date 2016
Laws In Effect As Of Date January 6, 2017
Positive Law No
Disposition standard
Statutes at Large References 124 Stat. 317
128 Stat. 1047
Public Law References Public Law 111-148, Public Law 113-93
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