MassachusettsStructural Access Quality Measures Compared to Achievable Benchmarks

The NHQDR quality measures specific to Structural Access 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 had an appointment for routine health care in the last 6 or 12 months who sometimes or never got an appointments for routine care as soon as wanted, Medicare fee-for-service 9.6 9.5 0.6%
Measures That Are Close to Benchmark
Measure Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
Adults who reported getting the help or advice they needed the same day they contacted their home health providers 19.0 23.8 20.3%
Adults who needed care right away for an illness, injury, or condition in the last 6 or 12 months who sometimes or never got care as soon as wanted, Medicare managed care 5.7 4.3 30.3%
Measures That Are Far From Benchmark
Measure Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
Adults who had an appointment for routine health care in the last 6 or 12 months who sometimes or never got an appointments for routine care as soon as wanted, Medicare managed care 12.5 8.2 51.5%
Adults who needed care right away for an illness, injury, or condition in the last 6 or 12 months who sometimes or never got care as soon as wanted, Medicare fee-for-service 9.3 5.6 64.5%
Measures With No Available Benchmark Information
Measure Estimate Benchmark Distance to Benchmark
Adults who had an appointment for routine health care in the last 6 months who sometimes or never got an appointments for routine care as soon as wanted, Medicaid
Adults who needed care right away for an illness, injury, or condition in the last 6 months who sometimes or never got care as soon as wanted, Medicaid