Medicaid Acronym of the Day – HEDIS

Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set –

HEDIS is a tool used by more than 90 percent of America’s health plans to measure performance on important dimensions of care and service. Because so many plans collect HEDIS data, and because the measures are so specifically defined, HEDIS makes it possible to compare the performance of health plans on an “apples-to-apples” basis. Health plans also use HEDIS results themselves to see where they need to focus their improvement efforts.

HEDIS measures address a broad range of important health issues. Among them are the following:
Asthma Medication Use
Persistence of Beta-Blocker Treatment after a Heart Attack
Controlling High Blood Pressure
Comprehensive Diabetes Care
Breast Cancer Screening
Antidepressant Medication Management
Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Status
Childhood and Adult Weight/BMI Assessment

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