LouisianaCare Coordination Quality Measures Compared to Achievable Benchmarks

The NHQDR quality measures specific to Care Coordination are compared to achievable benchmarks, which are derived from the top-performing States. Better performance of a State can mean higher or lower values of a measure, depending on the desired outcome. For example, low values are desirable for measures such as infant mortality, whereas high values are desirable for measures such as preventative screening. The categories of achievement have been standardized across the measure definitions so that:

 
Far away from benchmark - a State's value for a measure has not achieved 50% of the benchmark.
 
Close to benchmark - a State's value for a measure is between 50% and 90% of a benchmark (i.e., worse than the benchmark but has achieved at least half of the benchmark but not as much as 90% of a benchmark).
 
Achieved benchmark or better - a State's value for a measure is no worse than 90% of the benchmark value, the measure has achieved the benchmark. This category also includes the case in which the measure’s value is equal to or better than the benchmark.
Measures That Achieved Benchmark or Better
Measure Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
Adults who reported that home health providers always seem informed and up-to-date about all the cares or treatments they got at home in the last 2 months of care 70.6 67.6 Achieved: 4% better
Home health patients who had timely initiation of care 97.5 95.3 Achieved: 2% better
Measures That Are Close to Benchmark
Measure Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
Home health care patients who had an emergency department visit without a hospitalization 3.6 2.9 25.1%
Adult hospital patients who did not receive good communication about discharge information 10.2 7.7 32.1%
Measures That Are Far From Benchmark
Measure Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
Adult hospital patients who strongly disagree or disagree that staff took their preferences and those of their family and caregiver into account when deciding what the patients discharge health care would be 5.1 3.2 57.4%
Home health care patients who had to be admitted to the hospital 31.9 17.7 79.8%
Home health care patients who had an emergency department visit and then hospitalized 25.6 13.5 89.1%