CHIPRA Pediatric Quality Measures Program
CHIPRA Pediatric Quality Measures Program

Overview

Established under CHIPRA Section 401(b), the Pediatric Quality Measures Program (PQMP) is intended to:

  1. Improve and strengthen the initial core set of children's health care quality measures.
  2. Expand on existing pediatric quality measures used by public and private health care purchasers and advance the development of such new and emerging quality measures.
  3. Increase the portfolio of evidence-based, consensus pediatric quality measures available to public and private purchasers of children's health care services, providers, and consumers.
The Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) of 2009 was signed into law by President Obama in January 2009. Since that time, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have been working together with the CHIPRA Federal Quality Workgroup to implement selected provisions of the legislation related to children's health care quality.