Exploring the New National Social Care Quality Measures: How Do We Define and Measure Social Needs and High-Quality Social Care?
Emily Carrier, MD - Senior Advisor, Manatt Health
Chris DeMars, MPH - Director, Delivery System Innovation Oregon Health Authority
Taressa Fraze, PhD - Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
Sarah Paliani, MPH - Senior Research Associate, National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
Moderator: Laura Gottlieb, MD, MPH - Co-director, SIREN, Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
In January 2023, new social care quality measures will launch from many federal and some state agencies. The measures target a range of payer and delivery system reporting entities. They include requirements around social risk screening and, in some cases, social care interventions. The marked variation across these initiatives highlights a key question: How do we define and measure high quality social care?
State Health and Value Strategies (SHVS) and the Social Interventions Research & Evaluation Network (SIREN) at the University of California San Francisco co-hosted a webinar that explored new social care quality measures. During the webinar panelists reviewed and discussed national and state measures, including key measure design decisions, readiness factors, and reporting requirements. Panelists included leaders in Medicaid policy as well as quality measure development.
Carrier E, DeMars C, Fraze T, Paliani S, Gottlieb L. Exploring the New National Social Care Quality Measures: How Do We Define and Measure Social Needs and High-Quality Social Care? [webinar] January 26, 2023. Available online.